The United States President, Donald Trump, has said he’s not scheduled to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as earlier communicated.
Trump disclosed this while reacting to a report that he could take the vaccine by Monday, today.
Bloomberg had reported that the US President could be vaccinated “as soon as Monday,” and other top White House staff members who work in close proximity with him would also get early vaccines (over the next week-and-a-half) to guard against an outbreak.
Reacting, Trump, who took to his Twitter handle said he was “not scheduled to take the vaccine, but look forward to doing so at the appropriate time.”
Trump also noted that he had asked for the adjustment in the vaccination programme and his staff at White House too will receive the vaccine “somewhat later in the programme, unless specifically necessary”
“People working in the White House should receive the vaccine somewhat later in the program, unless specifically necessary. I have asked that this adjustment be made. I am not scheduled to take the vaccine, but look forward to doing so at the appropriate time. Thank you!” Trump wrote today.
Dozens of staffers and visitors to the White House have tested positive for the virus throughout the pandemic, including the president.