Roommates, as the first doses of the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine are being administered in the US, Trump recently made a surprise announcement about his own vaccination plans. Trump went on Twitter and announced that he will not be among those taking the first round of the vaccine – nor any White House staff.
Trump surprised many, saying he had requested a change in plans and that White House staff, including himself, would not be among the first to receive the vaccine unless it was “necessary” to do so. This decision contradicts plans for Trump and White House employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine first.
Trump tweeted about the new vaccination plans, writing:
“People who work in the White House should get the vaccine a little later in the program unless specifically required. I asked that this adjustment be made. I have no plans to take the vaccine but look forward to doing it in due course. Many Thanks!”
Last week, federal health officials approved the first COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech in the US as a potentially life-saving treatment for a virus that has killed more than 299,000 people in the country.
An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the vaccine the day after the Food and Drug Administration gave it approval for the emergency.
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