Vice President Mike Pence, second lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jeromes received Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine live on television Friday.
Why it matters: The vice president is the highest-ranking U.S. official to be vaccinated — a move intended to boost public confidence about the vaccine's safety.
What they're saying: "Karen and I wanted to step forward and take this vaccine to assure the American people that while we cut red tape, we cut no corners," Pence said in a speech following his vaccination.
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