The United States’ Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will get first Covid-19 vaccine shot on Tuesday. An official from the Biden transition team informed that Harris would be getting the first shot live. Both she and her husband will be administered with the first shot on the same day in Washington DC.
This news has come just a week after United States President-elect Joe Biden received his shot on live television. Biden then imposed the need to get vaccinated on his citizens. He expressed his confidence over the vaccine’s safety.
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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave clearance for the emergency usage of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. The agency reported that both the vaccines have an efficacy rate of 95 per cent. Two doses will have to be administered between a gap of several weeks after one.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s infectious disease specialist recommended the Covid-19 inoculation for both Harris and Biden. Vice President Mike Pence was inoculated and President Donald Trump will get his dose on the approval of the White House’s medical staff.
The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended to first vaccinate people who contracted the coronavirus infection before. However, the vaccination for the masses could be delayed.
Vaccine efficacy data is unavailable for infected people who were treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma. The Disease Control Body has said, “vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days, as a precautionary measure until additional information becomes available.” This has been done in order to avoid unwarranted immune reactions.
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Anoushka Das is an intern at SheThePeople. TV.