U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris took her second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on television at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Tuesday, urging Americans to get vaccinated.
“I would like to urge everyone to take the vaccine when it’s your turn,” Harris told C-SPAN viewers on Tuesday. “It will save your life.”
Harris received her first dose of vaccine on December 29th.
After a slow roll-out after two coronavirus vaccines received emergency approval in December, the United States administered more than 1 million shots a day for the past week.
President Joe Biden said his administration’s goal is to vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of his presidency.
Meanwhile, the White House announced in a press release today that the Biden government is working to purchase an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to reach 600 million doses and vaccinate 300 million people this summer.
“The Biden-Harris administration is working to purchase an additional 100 million doses of the two Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines – Pfizer and Moderna,” the news release said Tuesday.
“This increases total US vaccine orders by 50 percent from 400 million to 600 million, with those additional doses expected to be delivered this summer.”
The press 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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