Rome Newsroom, Jan 13, 2021 / 09:35 am
Vatican City State began administering the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday.
Vatican residents and employees and their families are receiving their doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine in the atrium of the Paul VI Audience Hall.
Pope Francis also received his first dose of the vaccine on Jan. 13, according to Argentine newspaper La Nacion. He will reportedly receive the second dose in about three weeks.
The pope announced in a recent interview that he would be vaccinated against COVID-19. He also said he believed "that ethically everyone should take the vaccine."