Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, received their first doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 29, CBS News reports.
The incoming vice president got her shot on camera as part of efforts to build public trust in the inoculations.
Harris and Emhoff were administered the vaccine at United Medical Center in Washington, D.C., by Patricia Cummings, clinical nurse manager at the hospital.
After getting the vaccine, the vice president-elect exclaimed ‘that was easy’ and said it was ‘relatively painless’ and quick.
"I trust the scientists": Vice President-elect Kamala Harris urges Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after she received her first shot of Moderna's vaccine— CBS News (@CBSNews)
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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. It’s about saving your life, the life of your family members, and the life of your community, she said.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that every third Russian had expressed readiness to be vaccinated against coronavirus shortly.