Fauci to get Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday

Infectious-disease expert Anthony Fauci and other top Trump administration health officials are set to receive the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, three people familiar with the planning told POLITICO.

Fauci, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and frontline health workers are scheduled to receive doses of Moderna’s vaccine at an event at NIH on Tuesday morning, the individuals said.

NIH as of Friday had yet to receive a single shipment of the vaccine, despite playing an instrumental role in developing the Moderna vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration authorized for emergency use on Friday night. Other government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received a federal allocation of Pfizer’s vaccine last week, while NIH has spent days negotiating with Maryland officials to receive a share of its allocation.

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