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Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff receive COVID-19 vaccine

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, received their first doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, with the incoming vice president getting her shot on camera as part of efforts to build public trust in the inoculations.

Harris and Emhoff were administered the vaccine at United Medical Center in Washington, D.C., by Patricia Cummings, clinical nurse manager at the hospital.

"Let's do it," Harris told Cummings before she received her shot. "I'm ready."

Nurse Patricia Administering Covid-19 to Vice President Elect Kamala Harris

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receives Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Patricia Cummings, Tuesday Dec. 29, 2020, at United Medical Center in southeast Washington.

After getting the vaccine, the vice president-elect exclaimed "that was easy" and said it was "relatively painless" and quick.

"It's literally about saving lives. I trust the scientists and it is the scientists who created and approved this vaccine," she said. "So I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated. It's about saving your life, the life of your family members and the life of your community."

Written By Melissa Quin, Caroline Linton on Tuesday, December 29th 2020


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