US Vice President Mike Pence will be vaccinated “in public” against COVID-19 on Friday after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was launched on Monday.
Mike Pence and his wife Karen will be vaccinated to “boost the confidence” of Americans, the White House said in a brief statement on Wednesday.
Donald Trump, who was infected with the virus earlier this year, has so far given no indication of when he might also undergo exercise.
“The president is ready to be vaccinated and will do so as soon as his medical team deems it appropriate,” said spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany. “But his priority is the workers who are on the front line”.
President-designate Joe Biden told him he would do it in public soon, as did former President Barack Obama.
The United States gave the green light to Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine on Friday evening, paving the way for a massive nationwide vaccination campaign that began on Monday.
The American Medicines Agency (FDA) should also give urgent authorization to Moderna’s vaccine by the weekend.