Oct 30, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Harris gets COVID-19 booster shot

Vice President Kamala Harris receives a booster of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on October 30, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium of the White House in Washington, DC.

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images.

Vice President Kamala Harris received a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, while calling on Americans to get vaccinated to "get through and beyond" the pandemic.

Driving the news: The White House said Harris qualifies for a booster shot due to her job duties that include frequent traveling and interacting with people, AP reports.

Flashback: Harris received her first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 29 and her second dose on Jan. 26.

What she's saying: "I got the booster shot, and I want to encourage everyone to do the same when you are eligible," Harris said Saturday. "And as we have said from the beginning, the vaccines are free, they’re safe and they will save your life."

  •  "We’ve all seen the videos of folks who are in an ICU bed, who were not vaccinated, with tears, begging people — including their family member — to get vaccinated," Harris said.
  • "What we know at this point in our country is the vast majority — I’m told well over 90% of the people — who are in an ICU or are dying from COVID are unvaccinated," she added.
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