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Biden likely to get coronavirus vaccine as soon as next week, says transition official

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announces transportation secretary nominee Buttigieg at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to receive his first coronavirus vaccination as soon as next week, a Biden transition official said on Wednesday.

Biden has said he would get the injection in a public setting to instill confidence in its safety.

Biden, 78, is in a high risk category for the coronavirus because of his age.

Vice President Mike Pence will be vaccinated for COVID-19 on Friday in a public event, the White House said on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Eric Beech; Editing by Lisa Lambert and Rosalba O’Brien)

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