The US President, Donald Trump is refusing plan for White House members to be vaccinated in the coming days.
Officials had earlier said that senior members of the president’s administration will be among the first group to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
However, Trump later on took to Tweeter saying that those working in the White House will receive the vaccine later. But he added that unless it is necessary, none of the workers will get vaccinated sooner.
It is unclear why the US President changed plans on the roll out of the vaccine to the workers and officials at White House.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine grants a 95% protection from Covid-19.
According to reports, the vaccine will be distributed to several locations in 50 states across US. The health workers and elderly will be the first to get vaccinated.
In addition, claims that the vaccine will be given to White House members first got netizens talking. Most of the netizens criticized the news even though it was not confirmed.
There has been an increase in infection cases in the United States as deaths also continue to rise. Health officials are worried as it is the festive season and infections might rise rapidly.
The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech by the FDA is for emergency use as they hope that infections will not get worse.
Additionally, the vaccine had been approved in the UK and is being administered among the citizens. It has also been approved in Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Bahrain.
Moreover, the officials told the press that the vaccine will be administered to those working closely with the President.
But the President had put forward that top officials will wait a bit longer to get vaccinated.