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Biden to receive COVID vaccine as Trump remains on sidelines

Joe Biden
Posted at 8:48 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 09:53:09-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will receive his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to convince the American public the inoculations are safe.

Monday's event will come the same day that a second vaccine, produced by Moderna, joins Pfizer’s in the nation’s arsenal. Top government leaders including Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were given doses Friday.

But missing from the action has been President Donald Trump, who has not said when he intends to get the shot.