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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at an event at the Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., earlier this week. (Joshua Lott/The Washington Post)

Biden to receive coronavirus vaccine Monday, spokeswoman says

December 18, 2020 at 5:27 p.m. EST
President-elect Joe Biden will receive the coronavirus vaccine Monday and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris will get her first shot the following week, a transition spokeswoman said Friday, as the incoming administration continued to mull more picks for senior posts.  

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Congress was at risk of letting funding for the federal government expire Friday at midnight, triggering the beginning of a shutdown, as lawmakers scramble to complete a $900 billion economic relief package.
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