The COVID-19 Vaccine Begins to Be Administered

Dr. Jamie Friedman receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Palomar Medical Center Hospital in Escondido, California.

After receiving Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration last week, the Pfizer coronavirus has started to be administered to people across the United States. Some of the people receiving the vaccine have been very public about it in an effort to encourage others to take it and to show that it is safe.

Vice President Mike Pence received his live on Friday, December 18, 2020, along with US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH:

Next is a collection of videos posted to YouTube of people receiving the vaccine.

The vaccine was first licensed in the United Kingdom, and Margaret Keenan was the first person there to receive it:

Author: René F. Najera, DrPH

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