The Biden transition team announced on Monday evening that Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be administered the vaccine for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
President-elect Joe Biden received the vaccine in a televised event last week.
“I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared, when it’s available, to take the vaccine,” he said. “There’s nothing to worry about.”
Several days before Biden was vaccinated, incoming White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that the president-elect and Harris would be receiving the vaccine at separate times to prevent them from suffering the potential side effects simultaneously.
Earlier this month, leading COVID-19 expert Anthony Fauci stressed the urgency of Biden and Harris receiving the vaccine as they prepare to enter the White House in January.
“For security reasons, I really feel strongly that we should get them vaccinated as soon as we possibly can,” he said during an interview on “Good Morning America.”