The US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received her first shot of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine on live TV.
Kamala Harris appeared relaxed as she said, “That was easy, I barely felt it” as she was filmed laughing and joking.
The US Vice-elect received her injection at the United Medical Center in Washington DC on Tuesday morning.
Harris said, “I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It’s relatively painless. It is about saving your life, the life of your family members and the life of your community”.
She added, “I trust the scientists. And It is the scientists who created and approved the vaccine”.
Harris’s husband, Doug Emholff is expected to receive his first shot of Moderna’s vaccine later on Tuesday.
The President-elect Joe Biden had received his first shot of Pfizer vaccine on the 4 days before Christmas.
The outgoing Vice President Mike Pence received his Pfizer vaccine on National TV on 18 December.
The top government figures are taking their shots live on tv to encourage Americans who doubted the sincerity and safety of the vaccine.
Both Vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna are 95% effective at preventing serious COVID infections.