Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States of America, was inoculated against the coronavirus and it was broadcast live across multiple tv networks throughout the nation.
The Vice President along with second lady Karen Pence, Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the U.S., were also vaccinated on Friday morning. The ceremony at Eisenhower Executive Office Building was open to the media. Staff from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were in charge of the vaccination.
“We gather here today at the end of a historic week to affirm to the American people that hope is on the way,” Pence remarked after getting the vaccine. “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. “
He added that he, along with 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.”
On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the live vaccination ceremony was “important, symbolic” and “bittersweet.” Although he acknowledged the high number of coronavirus cases in the nation he said, “the sweetness is the light at the end of the tunnel, which I can tell you — as we get into January, February, March and April — that light is going to get brighter and brighter, and the bitterness is going to be replaced by sweetness.”