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US President-elect Biden takes his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine publicly

US President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of vaccine for the novel coronavirus publicly on Monday.

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Joe Biden receiving Covid-19 shot | Photo: Biden's Twitter handle

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US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his first dose of vaccine for the novel coronavirus publicly on Monday.
The event was broadcast live as part of an effort to reassure the American public of the vaccine's safety, The Hill reported.
A nurse practitioner at ChristianaCare hospital in Delaware administered the first dose of the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNtech to Biden on Monday afternoon.
"Left's good," he told the nurse practitioner who administered the vaccine, rolling up the sleeve of his black long-sleeve turtleneck and exposing his left arm. "You just go ahead anytime you're ready."
He 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."
Biden became the latest in a string of U.S. political leaders who have received the vaccine. Vice President Mike Pence received it publicly at a White House event Friday while other members of Congress have also received doses.

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First Published: Dec 22 2020 | 7:07 AM IST

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