Vice President Kamala Harris has received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This time around, she traveled to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland to receive the treatment. Her husband, Doug Emohff, also received the vaccine. While there, the Vice President spoke about the importance of the National Institute of Health and the continued fight against COVID-19.
“The importance of NIH is that this is about an essential function of government, which is to provide for the public health. The work that happens here has one goal, to improve public health. And the importance of the pursuit of the work that happens at NIH, is that it’s not about profit. It’s about the people,” Harris said.
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— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 26, 2021
“These scientists, these medical professionals created something that will save your life, and the life of your family and the community.”
Harris received her first dose of the vaccine in southeast Washington, D.C. prior to taking office. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden have also received the vaccine. Moving forward, the White House plans to administer 100 million vaccines in 100 days.
“We’re going to get 100 million vaccinations in 100 days and then we’re going to do what is necessary to improve the health and wellbeing of our country,” she said.