- US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence received doses of an anti-Corona virus vaccine live, Friday.
Likewise, America's chief general surgeon, Jerome Adams, took a dose of the vaccine.
The US Vice President was the last to receive the dose. At that time he said, "Nice job."
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has been tweeting about a "Russia hoax".
Each of the three was informed that they would receive an "injection record" confirming that they had received the vaccine, and were reminded to return for a second dose, and were warned of the possibility of having an arm pain.
Pence exchanged his jacket and spoke from a stage, where he made the remarks. He thanked his wife, General Surgeon and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Head of the Center for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and members of the staff as well as the medical staff at Walter Reed Military Hospital.
"I didn't feel anything. Well done, and we appreciate your service to this country," Pence said.
Pence described this week as "historic," and said that he and his wife are happy to move forward to take "a safe and effective corona virus vaccine that we have produced for the American people," referring to the efforts of Operation Warp Speed.
He described it as "the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic," he told state governors earlier this week. He added that amid the rise in cases, "we have ways to cross them."
He said: "Vigilance and the vaccine is our way, and building confidence in the vaccine is what got us here this morning."
Pence went on to praise the administration's response to the epidemic.
He said: "The American people can be confident: We have one vaccine, and maybe within hours, two safe vaccines against Coronavirus for you and your family."
He expressed his hope that the event of receiving the vaccine would be a source of "confidence and comfort for the American people."