Leading by example: Political leaders who got vaccinated for Coronavirus

Updated: Dec 29, 2020, 10:07 PM(IST)

As the anti-vaxxers took over streets urging people not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, various political leaders decided to go live on broadcasting platforms to assure people the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe.

Here's who all decided to lead by example

Joe Biden

President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine on December 21, 2020. He was administered the vaccine at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, Delaware. After saying "I'm ready", he rolled up the sleeve on his left arm and later assured Americans that "there's nothing to worry about".


Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the first Israeli citizen to receive the Pfizer-Biotech COVID vaccine. After him, the Israeli health minster also get vaccinated on live television.

"I asked to be vaccinated first, together with Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, to serve as personal examples and encourage you to be vaccinated," Netanyahu said.


Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris, the incoming US Vice President of the US, got vaccinated on December 29, a week after the President-elect Joe Biden administered a shot of Pfizer-BioNTech


Mike Pence

The outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence took a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on December 17, 2020, assuring everyone "this week will be beginning of the end of the coronavirus."

"I didn't feel a thing," Pence said. "The first coronavirus vaccine is being administered across the US, it's a miracle, miracle...make no mistake about it." 


Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received COVID-19 vaccine on December 26, 2020 — almost a month after Saudi Arabia received shipments of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.


Nancy Pelosi

The US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got vaccinated against the novel coronavirus on December 18, 2020. The move was motivated by Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician in Congress, who urged lawmakers to sign up for the vaccine.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, is the US Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. The popular leader got vaccinated live on her Instagram. While she faced criticism for broadcasting her vaccination experience, she said, "Just like wearing a mask, I’d never advise you to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself".


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