U.S. President-elect Joe Biden receives second COVID-19 vaccine shot

India gears up for ‘world’s biggest vaccination drive

The President-elect of the US, Joe Biden, received his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the deadly coronavirus, on Monday afternoon in DE and urged everyone to get their shot when it's time.

Biden will receive the injection in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, where his campaign transition headquarters is stationed.

Health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities are the first in line for the coronavirus vaccines, as recommended by vaccine advisers to the CDC. I'm looking forward to the second shot and so is (my wife) Jill. The 2 billion doses planned for 2021 are enough to vaccinate 1 billion people under the two-dose regimen.

As of yesterday, more than 32 million doses have shipped around the world.

Biden has also pledged to push for more direct stimulus checks to taxpayers, and said he was speaking with Republican lawmakers about moving on a second package "sooner rather than later".

With its Pfizer-partnered COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S., Europe, the United Kingdom and a slate of other countries, German mRNA specialist BioNTech is wasting no time scaling up its 2021 pandemic ambitions-namely, 2 billion shots by year-end, plus a slate of new approvals and a temperature-stable formulation, too.

"The additional small quantities of vaccine used for this goal are separate and distinct from those committed under the supply agreements entered into with the European Commission and other governments, and will not impact BioNTech's ability to meet its commitments under these supply agreements", it added.

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