President-Elect Joe Biden received a COVID-19 vaccine during a televised event on Monday morning. The President-Elect met with nurse practitioner Tabe Mase at ChristianaCare hospital in Delaware where she administered the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. After the procedure took place, Biden told Americans that he hopes his actions will ensure American’s confidence in the vaccine.
“I am doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared when it’s available to take the vaccine,” the former Vice President said.
“There’s nothing to worry about.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2020
Later, the former U.S. Senator thanked the leaders of “Operation Warp Speed” and frontline healthcare workers for their service. However, he did still encourage Americans who to continue engaging in CDC COVID-19 protocols. Social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding holiday travel remain at the top of the CDC’s list for preventing the spread of the virus.
“We’re still in the thick of this,” he added.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the map. Within the last 24 hours, the CDC has recorded nearly 200,000 new cases and more than 1,500 deaths. Unfortunately, numbers are expected to spike as thousands of Americans travel for the holidays.