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President-elect Biden receives final COVID-19 vaccine dose



WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden received his second and final dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at a Delaware hospital Monday.

Biden pulled off his sport jacket to reveal a dark, short-sleeve T-shirt underneath and said, “Ready, set, go.” Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cumin administered the vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, close to president-elect’s home.

In brief comments to reporters after his shot, Biden said he has confidence in his COVID-19 combating team to hit ambitious vaccination-rate targets after he takes office on Jan. 20. He also called the current rate of thousands of people dying daily “beyond the pale.”

Biden says he has spoken to Senate leaders about splitting time between approving his key Cabinet nominations and proceeding with a possible impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.