US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine live on television a week after President-elect, Joe Biden got vaccinated.
Kamala, 56, who appeared very relaxed, received the injection at United Medical Center in Washington DC on Tuesday, December 29.
‘OK, let’s do it,’ she said, as registered nurse Patricia Cummings of the United Medical Center readied the needle. ‘That was easy. Thank you. I barely felt it. I barely felt it.’
Afterward, she encouraged people to get the vaccine to save their lives.
Harris said: ‘I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It’s relatively painless. …It’s about saving your life, the life of your family members and the life of your community… ‘I trust the scientists. And it is the scientists who created and approved the vaccine.’
Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff is also set to receive the Moderna vaccine later on Tuesday.
President-elect Joe Biden received his first shot of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine on December 21. While current Vice President Mike Pence also received the Pfizer vaccine on TV on December 18.
The Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines have been found to be around 95% effective at preventing serious Covid infections, and require two vaccinations administered 21-28 days apart.
The US has now recorded 19.312million Covid infections, with 335,000 killed by the virus.