U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received the coronavirus vaccine in Delaware, becoming the latest major political figure worldwide to be vaccinated.
Biden’s transition reported earlier that the President-elect and incoming first lady Jill Biden would receive their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine publicly on Monday.
Incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki briefed reporters on the news in a call Friday. The development comes as other high-ranking government officials, including Vice President Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) received the vaccine on Friday.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be getting her vaccine the week after Biden gets it, the transition team said, with medical experts advising that they stagger the first doses.