Dr. Anthony Fauci and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar both received their coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday.
Both men received a dose of the Moderna vaccine, along with a group of national health officials and frontline medical workers.
Fauci said he got the shot as “a symbol to the rest of the country that I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine”, and encouraged “everyone who has the opportunity to get vaccinated.”
WATCH: Dr. Anthony Fauci receives the COVID-19 vaccine shot, saying he has "extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of the vaccine" https://t.co/OMrSj3lUAj pic.twitter.com/M8dPrccqGU
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Experts say a vaccination rate of 70 percent is needed to get the virus under control.
Does Fauci getting a shot make you trust the vaccine more? How long will it be before you’re able to take the vaccine?