Currents News Staff
Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen and Surgeon General Jerome Adams got the coronavirus vaccine the morning of Dec. 18.
It was done on live television at the White House.
The Trump administration says the event was aimed at building public confidence in the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.
Staff from Walter Reed Medical Center administered the shots of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine.
Pence called the speed of producing a vaccine a “medical miracle,” and “the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize a second vaccine by Moderna.