“This is a person who very soon will be the president of the United States. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will very soon be the vice president of the United States,” Fauci told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“For security reasons, I really feel strongly that we should get them vaccinated as soon as we possibly can,” he said. “You want him fully protected as he enters into the presidency in January. So that would be my strong recommendation.”

Biden committed earlier this month to taking the vaccine publicly when it became available, and his transition team said Monday that he would consult on the timing of the shot with Fauci — who the president-elect has appointed his chief medical adviser.