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Pence Won't 'Hesitate' to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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Vice President Mike Pence looks on as President Donald Trump leads a meeting with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and pharmaceutical executives. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 16 September 2020 07:56 AM EDT

Vice President Mike Pence said he won't "hesitate" to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available.

During an interview with The Hill, Pence said, "So we'll deploy the resources, but the very moment that it's appropriate for somebody in my category to get a vaccine, you better believe it. I, and my family, wouldn't hesitate."

A multi-pronged effort is underway to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Russia said it has a vaccine that works, although the government there made that announcement before phase three trials had started.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a vaccine in the U.S. could be ready in three or four weeks.

Pence indicated to The Hill that the government is working on a vaccine distribution plan that will likely have senior citizens, first responders, healthcare workers, and people who have immunodeficiencies get inoculated first.

The vice president also told The Hill that Americans should get vaccinated for the flu, particularly this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Make no mistake about it, we're going to be encouraging Americans to get flu vaccines as we go into the flu season, and the moment that a vaccine for coronavirus becomes available have that as well," Pence said.

"But, we're just continuing to build capacity as we speak in testing, in PPE [personal protective equipment], in therapeutics, and ultimately pursuing a vaccine."

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Vice President Mike Pence said he won't "hesitate" to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available. During an interview with The Hill, Pence said, "So we'll deploy the resources, but the very moment that it's appropriate for somebody in my category to get a vaccine, you...
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