US members of Congress to be vaccinated with first round of coronavirus vaccine: Physician

Dr Brian Monahan did not say when the vaccinations would start. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

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

In a letter to members of Congress and their staff, 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 longstanding requirements for continuity of government operations".

He said the "small number of Covid-19 vaccine doses reflects a fraction of the first tranche of vaccines as it is distributed throughout the country."

Dr Monahan did not say when the vaccinations would start.

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