Pence to get vaccine shot on Friday; Biden next week
Updated 08:38, 17-Dec-2020

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, according to a White House statement issued Wednesday.

Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden is expected to receive his inoculation as soon as next week, according to an official from his transition team.

A reporter who traveled with Biden to the state of Georgia on Tuesday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the White House Correspondents' Association.

"Out of an abundance of caution, one member of our traveling communications team who was in close contact with this individual will self-quarantine for seven days and other members of the traveling press pool who were in close contact with this individual are not on pool duty today and will not be until they clear the window for being infectious," Biden's transition team said. "No other member of the President-elect's staff has been assessed to be at risk for exposure or transmission of the virus."

(With input from Reuters)

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