The US President-elect’s team recently announced that Joe Biden is set to get his second dose of Pfizer vaccine on Monday in front of the media again. The announcement comes after the injection of his first dose made headlines when it was broadcasted live. The motive of the broadcast was to boost the confidence of the citizens of the country.
Both vaccines currently authorized in the US, developed by Pfizer and Moderna, require recipients to receive booster shots after three and four weeks, respectively.
After getting his first jab at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on December 21, he assured his fellow Americans that ‘there is nothing to worry about’.
Biden on Friday slammed President Donald Trump’s administration’s troubled distribution of vaccines as a ‘travesty’.
About only 6.7 million people in America have received the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine so far, in contrast, to the target of 20 million vaccination at the end of 2020. Although, 22.1 million doses have been distributed nationwide, underlining the logistical challenge of getting the injections administered to the elderly and health workers who are the priority.
Unlike the current protocol, Biden aims to release every available dose of vaccine, rather than holding back half to make sure people receive their booster shots on time.
The United States of America has reported 22,917,334 cases and more than 374,000 deaths till now.