Vastavam web: US President-elect Joe Biden and wife Jill will be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus publicly on Monday, his transition team announced. The announcement was made on Friday night by Jen Psaki, the Biden administration’s White House Press Secretary said. According to the team, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will receive her vaccine next week. The announcement came the same day that a number of high-ranking US officials were vaccinated against the disease.
Later in the day, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were vaccinated by attending physician Brian Monahan at the Capitol. The US government has ordered at least 200 million Moderna doses at a time when the country is getting hammered by the pandemic winter surge. Deaths in the US are at record highs, crossing 3,000 per day at a steady clip.