McConnell, Pelosi say they'll get COVID vaccine soon

“The only way to beat this pandemic is for us to follow the advice of our nation’s health care professionals: get vaccinated and continue to follow CDC guidelines,” McConnell said.

McConnell, 78, added that he will get vaccinated because “of government continuity requirements.” He said he will continue to practice social distancing and wear a mask after he gets vaccinated.

Pelosi, 80, said in a statement: “With confidence in the vaccine and at the direction of the Attending Physician, I plan to receive the vaccine in the next few days.”