BREAKING NEWS: Mike Pence will get COVID-19 vaccine at the White House LIVE on television on Friday in order to build Americans’ confidence in the shot
Vice President Mike Pence plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the White House on Friday morning on live television in order to build ‘vaccine confidence’ among skeptical Americans, it has been reported.
The vice president wants the major television networks to broadcast his inoculation live in order to maximize the audience so they can be reassured that the treatment is safe, Axios is reporting.
Pence, the leader of the White House coronavirus task force, will be joined on Friday morning by his wife, Karen Pence, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams.
Karen Pence will also receive the vaccine.
Vice President Mike Pence plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the White House on Friday morning on live television in order to build ‘vaccine confidence’ among skeptical Americans. Pence is seen above at the White House on Wednesday
Barbara Shields-Johnson (left), a registered nurse at Loretto Hospital in Chicago, receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday from Dr. Lois Clarke (right)
Adams’ presence is crucial given that he is one of the highest ranking African American members of the Trump administration, which is keen on calming anti-vax sentiment in that community.
A recent survey conducted by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than one in three African Americans – 35 per cent – would either probably not or definitely not get the vaccine if it was determined to be safe by scientists, according to CNN.
Adams plans to make an appearance at a CNN televised town hall later this week in which he will likely urge black Americans to get vaccinated.