Scott Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

December 19, 2020
Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine:

“In order to ensure the continuity of government, the Attending Physician of the United States Congress has recommended that Members of Congress begin receiving the FDA-approved Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. I am no more important than any of the people I was elected by and have the privilege to serve in Congress. However, recognizing the importance in boosting the public’s confidence in the safety and efficacy of this vaccine and ensuring that Congress is able to continue to fully function in light of this surging pandemic, I decided to follow the Attending Physician’s recommendation and was vaccinated earlier today.

“The approval of multiple effective vaccines to combat the coronavirus has been a moment of great hope for many across the nation. Too many lives and livelihoods have been lost to this pandemic, and the distribution of vaccines marks the beginning of the end of this terrible time in our history. As we wait for the vaccine to be widely distributed across the country, we must all continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance by wearing masks in public and observing social distancing. By following those guidelines and having faith in science and the vaccine, we will all finally end this pandemic together.”

The letter from the Attending Physician of the United States Congress to Members of Congress can be accessed here.

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