United States Vice-President Kamala Harris is encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In a televised appearance, Harris received her second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She had her first dose on December 29.
"I want to urge everyone to take the vaccine when it is your turn," Harris told C-SPAN viewers. "It will save your life."
After a vaccine roll-out that saw a lot of delays and confusion, the US is now administering over 1 million doses per day.
President Joe Biden has said that the goal of his administration is to vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of his presidency with the government aiming to purchase 200 million additional doses of the vaccine in order to vaccinate upto 300 million people.