President-elect Joe Biden received his first COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. The event was livestreamed and Biden spoke for a few minutes after getting the shot.
“I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared, when it’s available, to take the vaccine,” Biden said. “There’s nothing to worry about. I’m looking forward to the second shot.”
He also gave props to the Trump administration for getting the vaccine out so quickly.
“I think the administration deserves some credit getting this off the ground with Operation Warp Speed,” Biden said.
“This give us great hope,” he said.
Biden joked that his wife Jill was ready for hers and loves shots.
Later, Biden tweeted there’s nothing to worry about and encouraged Americans to get immunized.
“Today, I received the COVID-19 vaccine. To the scientists and researchers who worked tirelessly to make this possible — thank you. We owe you an awful lot. And to the American people — know there is nothing to worry about. When the vaccine is available, I urge you to take it,” he tweeted.
First responders, high risk age groups and long term care facility patients have been the first groups to get the shot.
The CDC is recommending that front line workers, people over 75, teachers and grocery store employees get the vaccine next.