They will do it on camera if it will help promote public confidence.
Obama said he would be inoculated if top US infectious disease expert Fauci signs off on a COVID-19 vaccine.
“If Fauci tells me vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, immunise you from getting COVID, I’m going to take it,”.
Coronavirus: US hits record Covid cases and hospitalisations
“Then, President Bush will get in line for his, and will gladly do so on camera.”
Angel Urena, Clinton’s press secretary, the former president would also be willing to take a vaccine in public on television
Vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna-NIH are expected to be approved by US authorities shortly.
A top science official said Wednesday the US hopes to have immunised 100 million people by the end of February.
The number of people in hospital passed 100,000 for the first time, a figure that has doubled since early November.
New cases rose by a record 195,695 on Wednesday, and the daily death toll of 2,733 was close to a new high.
The city of Los Angeles has reacted to an unprecedented surge there by ordering residents to stay at home.
Nationwide, infections are now closing in on 14 million, with more than 264,000 deaths.
Figures have continued to soar in recent weeks, with around a million new infections reported every week in November.
Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush, and Bill Clinton are volunteering to take a coronavirus vaccine on camera