The Latest: Bidens to get first vaccine dose on Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will be getting their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday.
That’s according to Biden’s incoming press secretary, Jen Psaki.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will receive their doses the week after next.
The announcement was made Friday, hours after Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the highest-ranking government officials to receive their first doses of a vaccine that could eventually put an end to the raging coronavirus pandemic.
Psaki told reporters that Biden would be receiving the shot in public, as Pence did Friday.
She said the Bidens would also be thanking workers at the Delaware medical facility where they will receive their injections.
President-elect Joe Biden has marked the 48th anniversary of the accident that killed his first wife and baby daughter by attending Mass at the church where they are buried.
Neilia Biden and the couple’s 13-month old daughter, Naomi, were killed when their car was struck by a tractor-trailer as she took the kids to pick out a Christmas tree.
Sons Hunter and Beau were seriously injured. They were a year and a day apart in age, at 3 and 4.
Joe Biden had just been elected to the Senate and was in Washington setting up his new office at the time of the accident.
Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attended the Friday morning service in Delaware at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, a Roman Catholic church. The campus of the church contains a large parish cemetery. After Mass, the Bidens walked to the gravesite markers to pay their respects.
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