Kamala Harris receives second dose of the vaccine
Vice President Kamala Harris has received the second dose of her Covid19 vaccine. Moments after receiving her shot, she reflected on her “full circle” moment: returning to the National Institutes of Health facility where her mother, a breast cancer researcher, had worked.
President Joe Biden has said the goal of his administration is to vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of his presidency. Mr Biden also said weekly allocations of vaccine doses will likely increase by 1.4 million doses beginning next week.
Meanwhile, the White House said in a press release that the Biden administration is working to purchase additional 200 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines to reach 600 million doses this summer and vaccinate 300 million people.
Both, Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden got the vaccine live on television to help alleviate public resistance to the vaccine and reassure Americans of its safety.