Chief medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci has said that he supports vaccine mandates for air travel and public schools.
‘I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people, that you should be vaccinated,’ said Fauci in a promotional video for the Skimm This podcast, which will air on Thursday.
Fauci asserted that for herd immunity to become a reality in the country, the ‘overwhelming portion of the population’ needed to get vaccinated.
‘If we do it in the next six months, it’ll happen in the next six months. If we do it in the next two months, it’ll happen in the next two months,’ he said.
He also expressed his support for a vaccine mandate in public schools, citing that schools have required for students to get vaccinated against infectious diseases for ‘decades and decades.’
‘I don’t know what school you went to, but the school that I went to, you had to be vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, polio or otherwise you couldn’t go to school.
‘So it is not something new to mandate vaccine for school children,’ Fauci said.