Dr. Fauci receives COVID-19 vaccine

The country's most prominent infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci received his first dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
1:51 | 12/22/20

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And here comes doctor found she now he like everyone else will have to answer the questionnaire about his health. And then he presumably will be asked why he is getting the vaccine today let's listen. So many not given our nation are saying if Dr. fanciest a vaccine I'm gonna get the vaccine. No telephone and why it's important. Well for me it's important for two reasons one is that I'm an attending physician here on the staff at the National Institutes of Health clinical center. And so I can see patients but as important a more important. Is as a symbol for the rest of the country that I feel extreme confidence. In the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine and I want to encourage. Everyone who has the opportunity. To get vaccinated so that we can have a veil of protection over this country. That would end this pandemic. Into what the (%expletive) you for coming today. Any last minute questions concerns. Just ask. It is an intra muscular injection him. Thanks for helping out. Going what we'll. Yeah.

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