Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is the latest public figure to receive a Covid-19 vaccine live on camera and apparently sis wasn’t fazed at all.
Kamala was joined by her husband Doug Emhoff, though he wasn’t pictured, to receive the first dose of pharmaceutical giant Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine. The televised event took place in Washington, D.C., where Kamala urged Americans to get vaccinated for the virus.
“That was easy,” Kamala said after receiving the shot in her left arm from United Medical Center Clinical Nurse Manager Patricia Cummings. “Thank you. I barely felt it.”
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“I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It is relatively painless. It happens really quickly. It is safe,” Kamala said. “It’s literally about saving lives. I trust the scientists. And it is the scientists who created and approved this vaccine. So I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated.”
She went on a passionate plea to emphasize the community involvement in the vaccine.
“I want to remind people that right in your community is where you can take the vaccine, where you will receive the vaccine, by folks you may know, folks who are otherwise working in the same hospital where your children were born. Folks who are working in the same hospital where an elderly relative received the kind of care that they needed,” Harris said.
She continued: “I want to remind people that they have trusted sources of help and that’s where they will be available to go to get the vaccine. So I encourage them to do that.”
Kamala’s vaccination comes a little more than one week after President-elect Joe Biden received his live on national television, according to CNN. After getting the shot, Biden reassured Americans of the vaccine’s safety and urged them to get vaccinated as soon as the shots became available.
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for two coronavirus vaccines: One from Pfizer/BioNTech and the one from Moderna. Both Moderna’s and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have shown similar efficacy levels of about 95%, and both vaccines require two doses administered several weeks apart.
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