During a live-streamed interview with Healthline, Fauci was asked if he foresees the vaccine being mandated for any population, including children who go to school.

“I don’t think you’ll ever see a mandating of vaccine particularly for the general public,” Fauci said.

He added, “Sometimes in the health sector, like in my hospital here at NIH, you’re not going to be allowed to go on the ward unless you get a flu vaccine. But, you would never mandate, at least I do not think you would, I’d be pretty surprised if you mandated it for any element of the general public.”