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White House Staff Among First to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

White House staffers working close to President Trump will be among the first to receive doses of the coronavirus vaccine, a White House official confirmed. 

The news was first reported by The New York Times.

“Senior officials across all three branches of government will receive vaccinations pursuant to the continuity of government protocols established in executive policy. The American people should have confidence that they are receiving the same safe and effective vaccine as senior officials of the United States government on the advice of public health professionals and national security leadership,” National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot said in a statement to The Hill.

Another White House official said in a statement that providing the officials with a coronavirus vaccine “will further ensure that the United States Government will continue essential operations, without interruption, for our citizens as continue to fight this pandemic and work toward a return to prosperity for our Nation.”

Two sources told The New York Times that the White House hopes to stop more government officials from contracting the coronavirus, beginning with the most senior staffers closest to the 74-year-old president. The reported goal is to immunize all White House employees.

Read the source article at The Hill

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