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Members of Congress will get vaccinated with first round of vaccine: Physician

Members of Congress will get vaccinated with first round of vaccine: Physician

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker draws the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a vial at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center in Glendale, California, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

WASHINGTON: Members of the US Congress will be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 with the distribution of the first tranche of vaccine, the congressional physician said on Thursday (Dec 17).

In a letter to members of Congress and their staffs, Dr Brian Monahan said he had been notified by the White House's National Security Council that Congress "will be provided with a specific number of COVID-19 vaccine doses to meet long-standing requirements for continuity of government operations".

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He said the "vaccine doses we will be provided reflects a fraction of the first tranche of vaccines as it is distributed throughout the country." Monahan did not say when the vaccinations would start.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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