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US President-elect Biden receives COVID-19 vaccine on live TV
Biden credited the Trump administration for its work on Operation Warp Speed, which helped to deliver a quick vaccine
United States President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech. The event was broadcasted live to convince the American public the inoculations are safe. Notably, the US also received the shipment of Moderna vaccine, second to join in the nation's arsenal against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A nurse practitioner at ChristianaCare hospital in Delaware administered the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to Biden on Monday afternoon.
"Left's good. You just go ahead anytime you're ready," he told the nurse practitioner who administered the vaccine, rolling up the sleeve of his black long-sleeve turtleneck and exposing his left arm.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband are expected to receive their first shots next week.
Biden credited the Trump administration for its work on Operation Warp Speed, which helped to deliver a quick vaccine, The New York Times reported.
"The administration deserves some credit getting this off the ground," he said. "I'm doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared when it's available to take the vaccine."