Talking after getting the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, Vice President Pence mentioned the pace with which it was developed was “a medical miracle.”
“Constructing confidence within the vaccine is what brings us right here this morning,” he added.
His spouse spouse Karen and Surgeon Normal Jerome Adams additionally obtained the vaccination in the course of the televised White Home occasion.
President Trump has been criticised for his dealing with of the pandemic and has repeatedly made false statements about its origin and the very best therapies for it.
He’s but to obtain the jab himself, regardless of having contracted the virus and been hospitalised with signs earlier this yr.
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell each mentioned Thursday they’ll get vaccinated within the subsequent few days.