Mike Pence to Publicly Receive COVID-19 Vaccine on Friday.
The head of the White House coronavirus task force revealed his intention via a statement on Dec. 16.
Pence said he's hoping to "promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and build confidence among the American people.".
His wife, Karen Pence, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams
will also receive the vaccine on Friday.
The vaccinations will take
place at the White House.
According to a Biden transition
official, the president-elect
may get the vaccine as
soon as next week.
I don’t want to get ahead of
the line, but I want to make
sure we demonstrate to the
American people that it is
safe to take, President-elect Joe Biden, via NBC News.
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and
Bill Clinton have also pledged to be vaccinated publicly. .
It is not yet known if President Trump will be vaccinated, but press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said he's "absolutely open to taking" it