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Members of Congress can get vaccinated with first round of vaccine, physician says

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  • Members of the U.S. 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.
  • 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 long-standing requirements for continuity of government operations."
A syringe is filled from a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as it is prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers in Reno, Nevada on Dec. 17, 2020.
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Members of the U.S. 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.

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 long-standing 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."

Monahan did not say when the vaccinations would start.

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