US Vice President Kamala Harris received the booster dose of the “Moderna” vaccine against Corona on Saturday, to encourage eligible people to do the same.
“We’ve said it from the start: It’s safe and free,” she said of the vaccine before receiving the third dose by a member of the White House medical team.
She added: “The vast majority, more than 90% of people in intensive care or who die from Covid-19, have not received the vaccine, so let’s get vaccinated to get us out of this epidemic.”
The United States has recorded more than 745,000 deaths from Covid-19.
The US Presidency said Harris “meets the enhanced dose criteria” because she is considered a “vulnerable person to Covid-19 due to her job” that requires frequent travel and interviews with many people.
A booster dose of Moderna vaccine is half the usual dose (50 micrograms versus 100 for the first two injections).
Harris, 57, received the first dose in December 2020 and the second in January 2021, according to the White House.