Thursday, Ivanka Trump said she is ready to publicly receive a COVID 19 vaccine once it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase public confidence in its safety.
President Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, indicated her intention to be publicly vaccinated after former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton said they would do the same. Although health authorities have stated that it is likely that some Americans will be able to receive a COVID 19 vaccine before the end of the year, there is still uncertainty about the safety of the vaccines that have applied to the FDA for emergency approval, partly due to the speed with which they have been developed.
In response to this uncertainty, Obama, Bush and Clinton have recently indicated that they would make a public plea for a future vaccine to encourage Americans to do the same.
“I welcome these announcements, which should help reassure the public that the vaccine is safe and effective,” Ivanka Trump twittered. She included a link in her tweet to an article by The Hill reporting on the former presidents’ announcements to publicly take a COVID 19 vaccine. “My offer is to do the same.”
I welcome these announcements, which should help reassure the public that the vaccine is safe and effective.
My offer is to do the same. https://t.co/CXswL8eaWg
– Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 3, 2020
Washington Newsday turned to the White House and the transition team of President-elect Joe Biden for comments.
This is an evolving story that will be updated as more information becomes available.