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 BidenFour members of Sikh community among victims in Indianapolis shooting Overnight Health: NIH reverses Trump's ban on fetal tissue research | Biden investing .7B to fight virus variants | CDC panel to meet again Friday on J&J On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes 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, Japan's PM focus on China, North Korea in first bilateral meeting Castro confirms he's stepping down as Cuban leader White House reverses course on refugee cap after Democratic eruption 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 PelosiBiden angers Democrats by keeping Trump-era refugee cap Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Breyer to retire Biden rebuffs Democrats, keeps refugee admissions at 15,000 MORE (D-Calif.) received the vaccine on Friday.

Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisOddsmakers say Harris, not Biden, most likely to win 2024 nomination, election Passing the Clean School Bus Act can help protect our children's health and our planet The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal after pushback 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 RichmondJulia Letlow sworn in as House member after winning election to replace late husband Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Black lawmakers press Biden on agenda at White House meeting 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 BedingfieldWhite House says Biden 'first to say' gun executive actions are 'not enough' Manchin throws cold water on using budget reconciliation 'SNL' mocks Biden trip on Air Force One stairs 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.