The release added that with the additional doses the United States will have enough vaccines to fully vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer.(Bloomberg Photo)
The release added that with the additional doses the United States will have enough vaccines to fully vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer.(Bloomberg Photo)

Kamala Harris gets second Covid-19 vaccine dose, urges everyone to do likewise

Following a slow roll-out, after two coronavirus vaccines received emergency approval in December, the United States administered more than 1 million shots daily for the past week.
ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:15 AM IST

US Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday took her second dose of the coronavirus vaccine in a televised setting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and urged Americans to get vaccinated.

"I want to urge everyone to take the vaccine when it is your turn," Harris told CSPAN viewers on Tuesday. "It will save your life." Harris received her first vaccine dose on December 29.

Following a slow roll-out, after two coronavirus vaccines received emergency approval in December, the United States administered more than 1 million shots daily for the past week.

President Joe Biden has said the goal of his administration is to vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of his presidency.

Meanwhile, the White House today said in a press release that the Biden administration is working to purchase additional 200 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccines to reach 600 million doses this summer and vaccinate 300 million people.

"The Biden-Harris administration is working to purchase an additional 100 million doses of each of the two Food and Drug Administration-authorized vaccines - Pfizer and Moderna," the release said on Tuesday. "This increases the total vaccine order for the US by 50 per cent, from 400 million to 600 million with these additional doses expected to deliver this summer."

The release added that with the additional doses the United States will have enough vaccines to fully vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer.

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