The Vice President-elect of the United States, Kamala Harris, is expected to get the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine today.
Harris will receive the vaccine live on camera from Washington DC, said the Joe Biden transition team. Additionally, Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, will also receive the vaccine today.
Her vaccination comes over a week after that of the President-elect, who also received his on national television to spur confidence in the vaccine’s safety.
The vaccination of the two were staggered to prevent both possibly having side effects at the same time, should any be experienced.
Two vaccinations have received authorisation for emergency use in the US. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have both returned similar effectiveness levels of near 95 per cent and require two doses taken several weeks apart.