Paul Sacca reports in The Blaze:
Dr. Anthony Fauci floated the idea that COVID-19 vaccines could become mandatory in order to attend school or travel internationally.
Fauci noted that the mandatory coronavirus vaccinations would likely be implemented at the state and city level.
“A citywide school system might require it in some cities but not other cities. And that’s what I mean by things not being done centrally but locally,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told Newsweek.
Fauci also said he “would not be surprised” if some companies, hospitals, and organizations required the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I’m not sure [the COVID-19 vaccine] going to be mandatory from a central government standpoint, like federal government mandates,” Fauci continued. “But there are going to be individual institutions that I’m sure are going to mandate it.”
“For example, influenza and Hepatitis B vaccines are mandated at many hospitals,” the immunologist added. “Here at the NIH [National Institutes of Health], I would not be allowed to see patients if I didn’t get vaccinated every year with flu and get vaccinated once with Hepatitis [B]. I have to get certified every year…if I didn’t, I couldn’t see patients.”