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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on camera in Washington, DC, to encourage Americans also to receive the vaccine.
“I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It is relatively painless. It happens really quickly. It is safe,” Harris said. “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.”
Moderna has agreed to supply about 20 million doses by the end of this year and 200 million doses sometime in mid-2021 to the U.S.
“I want to remind people that right in your community is where you can take the vaccine, where you will receive the vaccine, by folks you may know, folks who are otherwise working in the same hospital where your children were born. Folks who are working in the same hospital where an elderly relative received the kind of care that they needed,” Harris said.
The Biden-Harris administration has pledged that 100 million vaccinations will be administered by the end of Biden’s 100th day in office. He also plans to invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the president emergency powers to order increased industrial output of key materials or products on the grounds of national security to speed up the production of vaccine supplies.
She continued: “I want to remind people that they have trusted sources of help and that’s where they will be available to go to get the vaccine. So I encourage them to do that.”