Biden Receives Pfizer Vaccine, Says Trump Administration Deserves 'Some Credit' for Operation Warp Speed

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Posted: Dec 21, 2020 4:00 PM
Biden Receives Pfizer Vaccine, Says Trump Administration Deserves 'Some Credit' for Operation Warp Speed

Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

President-elect Joe Biden received the coronavirus vaccine on Monday morning, following the suit of various congressional leaders. Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy all publicly received the vaccine.

Biden said in a statement released on Friday that he hoped to “build confidence” in the scientific process.

"This is about more than politics. This is about saving lives. I look forward to receiving the vaccine publicly on Monday and continuing to build confidence in the scientific process. Vaccines don’t save lives, vaccinations do."

Ahead of receiving the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, Biden assured Americans that "there's nothing to worry about" regarding the vaccine.

Asked about Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration's groundbreaking vaccine development program, the president-elect said that the outgoing administration deserves "some credit" for the accelerated vaccine development.