President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and different high U.S. officers shall be supplied the newly authorized COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday as a part of a plan aimed toward guaranteeing the continuity of presidency, a supply aware of the plans stated.
Important personnel on the White Home and sure officers in all three branches of presidency have been to be vaccinated throughout the subsequent 10 days, stated the supply.
It was not instantly clear whether or not Trump would get the vaccine instantly, on condition that he has already contracted the novel coronavirus and recovered.
A U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention advisory panel on Saturday really useful the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, because the U.S. COVID-19 demise toll topped 298,000.
Doses of the vaccine will attain 145 areas throughout the nation on Monday, with preliminary doses to go to healthcare staff and aged residents of long-term care properties.
Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Ullyot stated senior officers within the government department, Congress and judiciary would additionally obtain vaccinations according to a protocol aimed toward guaranteeing the U.S. authorities can proceed to function throughout a pandemic or catastrophic emergency.
“The American individuals ought to have faith that they’re receiving the identical protected and efficient vaccine as senior officers of america authorities on the recommendation of public well being professionals and nationwide safety management,” Ullyot stated in an announcement.
A senior administration official stated a complete “Nationwide Continuity Coverage” was established by the administration of former President Barack Obama in July 2016.
“It will additional be certain that america authorities will proceed important operations, with out interruption, for our residents as we proceed to struggle this pandemic and work towards a return to prosperity for our nation,” the official stated.
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