Biden to receive first dose of coronavirus vaccine on Monday

Biden to receive first dose of coronavirus vaccine on Monday
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President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE and incoming first lady Jill Biden will receive their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine publicly on Monday, according to his transition team.

Incoming White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden does not plan to shield Trump docs in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Arizona recount to show Trump's loss by even wider margin Watch live: Psaki, Homeland Secretary Mayorkas hold press briefing MORE briefed reporters on the news in a call Friday. The development comes as other high-ranking government officials, including Vice President Pence and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money — House pushes toward infrastructure vote US mayors, Black leaders push for passage of bipartisan infrastructure bill Lawmakers say innovation, trade rules key to small business gains MORE (D-Calif.) received the vaccine on Friday.

Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTwo 'View' hosts test positive for coronavirus ahead of Harris interview Rep. Karen Bass to run for mayor of Los Angeles: report Biden taps big bank skeptic to for top regulatory post MORE will be getting her vaccine the week after Biden gets it, the transition team said, with medical experts advising that they stagger the first doses. 


Biden's transition team announced on Thursday that Rep. Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondThe Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Black Caucus meets with White House over treatment of Haitian migrants The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Questions on Biden agenda; unemployment benefits to end MORE (D-La.), a close adviser to the president-elect, had tested positive for the virus and will be quarantining for 14 days. 

Richmond and Biden were in Georgia earlier this week for campaign events, but transition spokeswoman Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldBiden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions The Memo: Economy's speed-bumps could worsen Biden's troubles White House pitches House Democrats on messaging for .5T spending plan MORE said their interactions "happened in open air, were masked and totaled less than 15 consecutive minutes, the CDC’s timeframe for close contact."

"Richmond traveled to Georgia on his own and not with the President-elect," Bedingfield said.

Biden tested negative for the virus on Thursday. 

The transition team said there was no change in the timing of his vaccination despite Richmond's positive diagnosis.