Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease official and President Joe Biden's medical adviser, said it is "not workable" to demand every school teacher be vaccinated before children are allowed back into schools for in-person learning.
Dr. Fauci told "CBS This Morning" he supported giving teachers on the priority list for a coronavirus vaccine.
The remarks start at the 4:20-minute mark.
"I think if you are going to say that every single teacher needs to be vaccinated before you get back to school, I believe quite frankly . . . that's a non-workable situation," he said.
"I think teachers should absolutely be priority among those who we consider essential personnel, and you should try and get as many teachers as you possibly can vaccinated as quickly as you possibly can," he said.
"You want to put a good effort to get as many as you can as quickly as you can, but you don't want to essentially have nobody in school until all the teachers get vaccinated."
At a Tuesday night town hall on CNN, Biden said his goal is to have the majority of elementary and middle schools physically reopened five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office.
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