DURING his first prime-time speech on March 11, President Joe Biden announced every adult in America will be eligible to receive the Covid vaccine starting May 1.
Joe Biden receiving the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on January 11, 2021Credit: Reuters
Which vaccine did Joe Biden get?
On December 21, 2020, then-President-Elect Biden received the first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine
On January 11, 2021, Biden received the second dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine on camera, which was part of his administrations effort to reassure the country of the safety of the vaccines.
Biden received the second shot in his left arm, by nurse practitioner Tabe Mase, at ChristianaCare’s Christiana Hospital.
Biden receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab on December 21, 2020Credit: AFP or licensors
During his prime-time speech on March 11, Biden told Americans to listen to Dr Anthony Fauci and trust the vaccine.
“So my message to you is this: Listen to Dr. Fauci, one of the most distinguished and trusted voices in the world.
“He’s assured us the vaccines are safe. They underwent rigorous scientific review. I know they’re safe.
“Vice President Harris and I know they’re safe That’s why we got the vaccine publicly, in front of camera, so for the world to see, so you could see us do it. The first lady and second gentleman also got vaccinated,” Biden said.
What vaccines are available in the United States?
Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended by the CDC in the United States to help prevent Covid-19:
- Johnson & Johnson
There are currently three vaccines authorized in the USACredit: AFP or licensors
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine in the US?
The US is currently rolling out Covid vaccines to the public, however, each state is different in terms of who is eligible for the vaccine and not.
The US is currently in Phase 1c of their vaccine rollout plan.
- 1a: Healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine
- 1b: Front line essential workers such as firefighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, US Postal Service worker, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers and those who work in educational sector.
- People ages 75 years and older due to their high risk of hospitalization, illness and death from Covid.
- 1c: People aged 65-74 years because they are at high risk of hospitalization, illness and death from Covid-19.
- People aged 16-64 years with underlying medical conditions which increase the risk of serious, life-threatening complications from Covid-19.
The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently being administered in the USCredit: Rex Features
- Other essential workers, such as people who work in transportation and logistics, food service, housing construction and finance, information technology, communications, energy, law, media, public safety, and public health.
Each state currently has different eligibility requirements, so to find out if you’re eligible visit vaccinefinder.com.