Vice President Mike Pence received the novel coronavirus vaccine on live television, a step forward in encouraging Americans toward getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Pence, second lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams all received the vaccine Friday morning by staff from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Watch the vaccination below.
The “appearance was billed as an effort to shore up public confidence in the vaccination process,” Politico reports.
“We gather here today at the end of a historic week to affirm to the American people that hope is on the way,” Pence said after he got his shot. “Karen and I were more than happy to step forward before this week was out to take this safe and effective coronavirus vaccine that we have secured and produced for the American people. It’s truly an inspiring day.”
Pence said that he and the second lady “wanted to step forward and take this vaccine to assure the American people that while we cut red tape, we cut no corners.”
President Donald Trump has not received a COVID-19 vaccine yet.