Joe Biden claimed in a CNN Presidential townhall Tuesday that the “we didn’t have” the coronavirus vaccine when he entered office on Jan. 20, 2021.
The first COVID-19 vaccine candidate to gain authorization from the FDA was the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 11, more than a month before Biden took office. Next was the Moderna vaccine which gained FDA authorization on December 18. Intensive-care nurse Sandra Lindsay was given one of the first shots of the vaccine in the US on Monday, December 14, New York Magazine reports.
“The biggest thing though, is you remember, when you and I took…I shouldn’t say it that way as you remember, but when you and I talked last we talked about this one thing that the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office, but a vaccinator. How do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm?” Biden said on CNN.