Lawmakers can receive COVID-19 vaccine on Hill


Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s vaccine development effort, has not answered questions from CQ Roll Call about the source of the continuity of government vaccines.

In a Thursday letter, Monahan informed McConnell of the limited vaccine availability, saying that he was notified by the National Security Council of the vaccine allotment. “The small number of COVID19 vaccine doses we will be provided reflects a fraction of the first tranche of vaccines as it is distributed throughout the country,” the attending physician wrote.

The office of Senate President Pro Tempore Charles E. Grassley, who is in the presidential line of succession, did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the vaccine. The Iowa Republican tested positive for the virus last month, causing him to miss his first floor votes in decades, but he has since returned.

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