Nancy Pelosi receives Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in her office from Capitol physician

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday morning.

She received the vaccine from Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of the Capitol, in her office.

She showed off her COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to reporters.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds up a Vaccination Record Card after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination shot by Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of the Congress of the United States, in her office on Capitol Hill on December 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds up a Vaccination Record Card after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination shot by Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of the Congress of the United States, in her office on Capitol Hill on December 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) receives a COVID-19 vaccination shot by Dr. Brian Monahan (R), attending physician of the Congress of the United States, in her office on Capitol Hill on December 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) receives a COVID-19 vaccination shot by Dr. Brian Monahan (R), attending physician of the Congress of the United States, in her office on Capitol Hill on December 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images

The Democratic California lawmaker is third in the line of succession for the presidency.

Pelosi on Thursday said in a statement that she was planning to get the vaccine over the next few days, because government continuity guidelines made the vaccine available to her.

“According to government continuity guidelines, Congressional Leadership has been informed by the Office of the Attending Physician that Members of the House and Senate are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine," she said.

She added, "The Attending Physician further stated to Members ‘My recommendation to you is absolutely unequivocal: there is no reason why you should defer receiving this vaccine.’ With confidence in the vaccine and at the direction of the Attending Physician, I plan to receive the vaccine in the next few days."

Earlier Friday, Vice President Mike Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams received the vaccine at the White House.

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