According to a White House official and similar person, senior White House officials are to receive some of the first COVID-19 vaccines in America. CNN reported that vaccines, which could begin later this week, will arrive at a time of limited supplies and only available to high-risk healthcare frontline workers.
For the first time, the New York Times reported on White House COVID-19 vaccinations. The other parts of the Trump administration will also get vaccinations later. However, the president said that somewhat later, unless necessary, the White House staff members should get the vaccination.
#NEWS: White House staffers will receive Covid-19 vaccine ahead of general public.
Those vaccinations would come while the vaccine is in extremely limited supply and only generally available to high-risk health care workers.
The NYT first reported on the WH vaccinations.
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According to the official administration, health care providers will begin receiving the vaccine at NIH soon. The doctors and nurses in the ICU at the NIH Clinical Center will get priority in receiving the vaccine first. Other high-ranking officials, such as Dr Anthoni Fauci, are on the list to receive this vaccine after the staff ranking higher on the priority list.
National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot stated that senior officials from all three branches of government will receive the vaccine in accordance with the official protocol set forth in the executive policy. Moreover, all citizens should be confident in receiving the same safe and effective vaccines as senior US government officials on the advice of health professionals and national security leadership.
The several coronavirus outbreaks have spread to the White House, and President Donald Trump himself became coronavirus infected. The president and other White House staffers regularly went against American Centers for Disease Control and preventive measures to wear face masks and practice social distancing during pandemics.
Recently, there have been several Christmas parties at the White House where gathering discarded safety instructions. Donald Trump held many events during the campaign where large crowds without face masks gathered.