“The View” co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain calls for CNN to fire Cuomo Abby Huntsman blames 'View' exit on 'unbearable culture' McCain blasts Graham for refuting funeral remark about Kushner, Ivanka Trump MORE criticized people in low-risk categories receiving the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine before front-line workers in a tweet Thursday.
“Merry Christmas to everyone except healthy people under 65 getting the vaccine before our frontline workers who have sacrificed everything for our country this year,” McCain tweeted.
Merry Christmas to everyone except healthy people under 65 getting the vaccine before our frontline workers who have sacrificed everything for our country this year.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 24, 2020
Most states have prioritized the elderly and front-line health care workers for vaccinations.
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Those lawmakers are 65 years and older.
However, others have announced they will put off the shot until those at higher risk can receive it.
“My staff and I will wait to get the vaccine at the appropriate time determined by our personal physicians,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said in a statement Wednesday. “I’ve asked that my office’s allotment be given to vulnerable populations that need the vaccine most.”
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“We are not more important than frontline workers, teachers etc. who are making sacrifices everyday. Which is why I won’t take it. People who need it most, should get it. Full stop,” Omar tweeted Monday.
--Updated on Dec. 25 at 7:43 a.m.