Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s main coronavirus knowledgeable, says it’s “an honor to be a part of this course of” after he acquired the primary dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in Bethesda, Maryland.
“What we’re seeing now could be the fruits of years of analysis which have led to a phenomenon that has actually been unprecedented,” Fauci noticed.
Fauci additionally defined why he felt it was essential that he obtain it, expressing his perception that doing so would encourage others to get vaccinated as effectively.
“As a logo to the remainder of the nation that I really feel excessive confidence within the security and the efficacy of this vaccine, and I wish to encourage everybody who has the chance to get vaccinated so we are able to have a veil of safety over this nation that will finish this pandemic,” he mentioned.
WATCH: Dr. Anthony Fauci receives the COVID-19 vaccine shot, saying he has “excessive confidence within the security and the efficacy of the vaccine” https://t.co/OMrSj3lUAj pic.twitter.com/M8dPrccqGU
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Well being Secretary Alex Azar and different prime well being officers are additionally receiving their doses of the vaccine this morning.
The Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH) mentioned this occasion makes use of the company’s first 100 doses. A bigger cargo for its frontline employees is predicted subsequent week.