Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday that he could get his own COVID-19 vaccination in the next few days.
“I think it could be within a week,’’ the nation’s top-infectious disease doc told MSNBC.
“I mean I would imagine it could be within the next week, and then maybe at the latest, the next couple of weeks,” Fauci said, according to CNN.
“I’m gonna wait to see. We’re getting a shipment, or maybe already have a shipment here on the [National Institutes of Health] campus,’’ said Fauci, who is head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“As soon as my turn comes up, which likely will be very soon, I’m going to be available to get vaccinated publicly so that people can see that I feel strongly that this is something we should do, and hopefully that will encourage many more people to get vaccinated,” Fauci said.
The anti-coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer started being distributed Sunday — and a New York City nurse became the first person in the country to receive it Monday.