December 14 that according to a White House official and a person familiar with the matter, the first batch of coronavirus vaccine vaccinators in the United States will include senior White House officials.
Vaccination will start as soon as this week, and the supply of vaccines is extremely limited, and it is generally only available to high-risk medical staff.
The New York Times first reported on the vaccination of White House workers. Personnel from other parts of the Trump administration will be vaccinated in the next few days.
A U.S. government official said that medical service providers at the National Institutes of Health will start vaccinations in the near future. Health care workers in the ICU of the NIH Clinical Research Center will prioritize vaccination.
John Uliot, spokesman of the National Security Council, said in a statement: “High-level officials of all three branches of government will be vaccinated according to the government continuity protocol established in administrative policies.
The American people should believe that they will receive vaccines that are as safe and effective as those of the top officials of the U.S. government, on the advice of public health professionals and national security leadership.”
The report said that there were several outbreaks in the White House during the coronavirus pandemic, and President Trump himself was infected this fall.
The report pointed out that President Trump and other White House staff often ignore safety guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the epidemic, such as wearing masks and social distancing.
The White House has recently held several Christmas gatherings that did not follow these guidelines, and Trump has held many events during the campaign period, where a large number of people gathered without masks.