President-elect Joe Biden has received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, saying he was getting the jab to show Americans it is safe to take.
Mr. Biden joins a growing number of political leaders getting the jab, including Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
On Sunday, the roll-out began for a second vaccine, by Moderna, which was approved last week.
More than 500,000 Americans are said to have now been vaccinated.
Mr. Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, received her first dose earlier in the day, the president-elect said.
Mr. Biden said the Trump administration deserves some credit for launching the country’s vaccine programmer. END.