“Employees who hold positions determined to make them vaccine eligible under these standards will and / or have been informed of their status separately and will receive logistical information regarding the vaccination appointment scheduling process,” said Monahan. in the note to legislators.
He added: “We will continue to keep the House community informed of the additional supply of COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available on a larger scale.”
Members of the House and Senators began receiving the first of two coronavirus vaccines earlier this month, as part of a batch distributed under national security guidelines to ensure “continuity of government.” President Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell received their first photos, along with many other lawmakers, some of whom have posted photos and videos of their dates to encourage others to get vaccinated when the vaccine is available to them.
Congress received a limited batch of vaccine for lawmakers in mid-December that Monahan at the time indicated would be shipped to a small number of employees if supplies permitted. His Monday night memo suggested that the first batch would allow more than 1,000 Capitol Hill staff to receive the two-dose regimen.