WASHINGTON — “Several hundred” White House staffers have been vaccinated for COVID-19 as the Biden administration looks to create a safe workspace for the new president.

Spokesman Kevin Munoz said the White House has provided the first of the two-shot vaccination to those who work on-site and is working toward vaccinating all staffers in the coming weeks.

President Joe Biden’s White House has operated with sparse staffing to prevent the spread of the virus, mandating social distancing and the wearing of N95 masks.

Biden completed the two-dose regimen a week before his swearing-in, and Vice President Kamala Harris was set to receive her second dose Tuesday.

The former Trump administration vaccinated dozens of top aides before leaving office.

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