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Kamala Harris vaccinated on camera, urges public to trust process

31 December 2020 AFP, Washington
Kamala Harris vaccinated on camera, urges public to trust process

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receives COVID-19 vaccine at the United Medical Center in Washington, DC.

US Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris received her Covid vaccine live on television on Tuesday (Dec 29) and urged public trust in the process, while her choice of hospital highlighted the plight of the hard-hit African-American community.
A mask-wearing Harris received the first of her two shots at United Medical Centre, located in an area of Washington DC with a large African-American population.
African-American communities nationwide have seen disproportionately high levels of death and illness related to the Covid-19 pandemic, while polls have also indicated they are among the most reluctant to get vaccinated.
"So I want to remind people that right in your community is where you can take the vaccine, where you will receive the vaccine by folks you may know," she said after receiving the vaccine manufactured by US firm Moderna.
"So I want to remind people that they have trusted sources of help and that's where they will be able to go to get the vaccine."
Harris will become the first black and Indian-American vice-president when she takes office on Jan 20, as well as the first woman in the role.
Her husband Doug Emhoff was also to be vaccinated.
A string of public officials have been vaccinated before cameras as part of efforts to overcome public scepticism and convince those in doubt that the immunisations are vital to returning to a semblance of normality in the months ahead.
President-elect Joe Biden was vaccinated live on television on Dec 21.

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