The official said Trump is still reaping the benefits of the monoclonal antibody cock that was given to him when he passed Covid-19 earlier in the fall.
As soon as Trump moves into a time window to get vaccinated, he is likely to get the bullet at that point, the official said.
The official went on to say that the President is still open to get the vaccine. But Trump’s official warning is also to make sure medical workers get the face of the vaccine first.
Some have already been circulating, with acting defense secretary Christopher Miller receiving his vaccine Monday afternoon at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Naval Chief of Staff Naval Operations Chief Mike Gilday urged sailors Tuesday to receive the vaccine, adding that he expects to receive it “soon.”
“Even though the President himself was contagious and appears to have antibodies that are likely to be immune, we are not sure how long that protection will last,” Fauci said Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” at ABC.
Fauci also said he felt strongly that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris should be vaccinated “as soon as we can. ”
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Monday that if Biden wants the newly released vaccine, the agency will make sure he gets it.
Biden is expected to receive his first Covid-19 vaccine early next week, CNN has learned, and plans to get his picture public.
“I don’t want to be ahead of the line, but I want to make sure we show the American people that it’s safe to take,” Biden told reporters Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware.
“When I do it, I will do it in public, so that you can all see that I am doing it,” the President said.
This story has been updated with additional information.
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny, Veronica Stracqualursi, Kevin Liptak, Kaitlan Collins and Jeremy Diamond contributed to this report.