Washington (Web Desk): The United States (US) President-elect Joe Biden has received a Covid-19 vaccine live on television in a campaign to boost Americans' confidence in the jabs.
According to a foreign news agency, the 78-year-old incoming president got the Pfizer vaccine at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
“His wife Jill received the shot earlier,” the presidential transition team said.
Biden told Americans “there's nothing to worry about” when they get vaccinated and that in the meantime they should keep wearing masks and “listen to the experts.”
Biden stated he would make the fight against the coronavirus his top priority after taking office on January 20.
As per the report, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would likely get the vaccine next week, Biden's transition team said.
Republican President Donald Trump frequently has played down the severity of the pandemic and overseen a response health experts say was disorganised, cavalier and sometimes ignored the science behind disease transmission.
It is pertinent to mention that the pandemic has killed more than 315,000 Americans and infected more than 17.5 million.