Joe Biden Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dosage
President-elect Joe Biden received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, three weeks after he got the first injection on national television to increase public confidence in receiving the vaccine.
Biden assured Americans that there is “nothing to worry about” after getting his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
Over 376,000 people in America have died from COVID-19 so far. Biden slammed the Trump administration’s handling of vaccine distributions, labeling it as a “travesty.” While there was target for 20 million Americans to receive the first shot of the vaccine by the end of 2020, only 6.7 million Americans have received it so far.
Twenty-two million doses have been released nationwide, with elderly people and healthcare workers being the first priority to receive. Both vaccines that have been authorized in the United States, Pfizer and Moderna, both require booster shots that are to be taken a few weeks after the first injection.
Biden has said that, upon his January 20 inauguration, he will release every available dosage of the vaccine, rather than the current plan, which holds back half to make sure that people who receive their first dose get their booster.