Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House's coronavirus task force, is scheduled to be vaccinated for COVID-19 Friday morning.
The public vaccination at the White House is intended to build public confidence in the vaccine which was recently approved, according to the administration.
"Be confident that we have cut red tape but we've cut no corners when it comes to the development of this vaccine," Pence said during a visit to a vaccine production facility in Indiana Tuesday. "I look forward, in the days ahead, to receiving the vaccine myself and do so without hesitation."
Pence's wife, Karen, will also receive it as will Surgeon General Jerome Adams. The vaccination will take place at 8 a.m. EST.
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