Here's when Dr. Fauci plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine and why he hasn't received it yet

By 1010 WINS

Vice president Mike Pence received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

So did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was also vaccinated. Ditto for Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

But what about the nation's leading infectious disease expert? Why hasn't he received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine yet? And when will he receive it?

"I'm ready to go. We're waiting for the supply to come into the NIH (National Institutes of Health)," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said during an interview on the "Today" show Friday. "We haven't gotten our supply yet. I hope it's coming in the next couple of days."

He explained, "If it does, I'm going to get vaccinated as soon as I can. I hope that's going to be within the next few days to the early part of next week."

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