Fauci, Azar to receive COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

Top infectious diseases doctor Anthony Fauci, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and other Trump administration health officials will receive the coronavirus vaccine Tuesday.

Along with Fauci and Azar, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, as well as front-line NIH medical workers, will receive a dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine. The event will take place at the NIH in Bethesda, Md.

Fauci, who recently turned 80, has said he would take the vaccine publicly as a way to build confidence. The U.S. needs at least 70 percent of the population to get vaccinated in order to stop the virus from being a threat.