Fauci defends Biden’s support for recommending vaccines ‘one on one’

Anthony Fauci on Monday defended the Biden administration’s support of door-to-door vaccination efforts, amid Republican attacks.

“When you get down to now a core, lesser group, you’ve got to go one on one, and that’s really what the president was talking about on trying to get some of these advisers, not federal officials, but community people to go out there and try and convince people why it’s so important for their own health, for that of their family and for that of the community, to go out and get vaccinated,” Fauci said on “CBS This Morning.”

“We really need to get more people vaccinated,” he added.

GOP attacks: Many Republicans have attacked President Biden‘s comments earlier this month calling for a “door-to-door” vaccination push, saying it is government intrusion.

The White House has pushed back strongly, saying that it is not federal employees going door to door, but that it is important for community leaders to be doing outreach, and that Republicans are siding against providing life-saving information about vaccines.

The efforts have been ongoing since April, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last week.

“When people are critical of these tactics, it’s really a disservice to the country and to the doctors, faith leaders, community leaders and others who are working to get people vaccinated,” Psaki said.