Every American will be able to get a COVID vaccine by the end of June 2021, Operation Warp Speed director of supply says
- Lt. General Paul A. Ostrowski told MSNBC that there would be enough to vaccinate everyone in the US by the end of June
- He says that there will be more than 300million vaccines available by then
- Pfizer and Moderna – two US companies – are waiting for FDA approval
- A third by British company AstraZeneca is also being developedT
- The first doses will be given out in the US at the end of December
Every American will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of June next year if they want one, according to Operation Warp Speed’s director of supply.
The first vaccine doses will be rolled out in December to the highest at risk after they get FDA approval, then they will slowly be dished out the remaining public.
On Monday, Lt. General Paul A. Ostrowski told CNBC that there would be enough to vaccinate everyone in the US by the end of June.
On Monday, Lt. General Paul A. Ostrowski told MSNBC that there would be enough to vaccinate everyone in the US by the end of June
‘We’ll have over 300 million doses available to the American public before then,’ he said.
There has still been no clear cut distribution plan for how the government will give out the many millions of doses.
In the last month, Moderna and Pfizer – two US pharmaceutical companies – have revealed their vaccines are over 90 percent effective.
A third, by British company AstraZeneca, is more than 70 percent effective.
Moderna filed for emergency FDA approval on Monday.
Immediately, President Trump urged the FDA to act ‘quickly’ to get the vaccine authorized and out to the masses.
But a recent poll by Pew Research found that only 51 percent of Americans said they would take a vaccine.
More said they would take it if it was recommended by Dr. Anthony Fauci than if Trump and Nancy Pelosi endorsed it.
The vaccine roll-out program is the largest immunization the US has ever had to undertake.
There has still been no clear cut distribution plan for how the government will give out the many millions of doses. Pictured, a participant in the Pfizer vaccine trial
File photo above of a medical syringe in front of a displayed Pfizer logo
Some states, like New York, are insisting on vetting the vaccine themselves before they let the public get access to them.
Trump tweeted on Monday: ‘Moderna now applying for Emergency Vaccine Approval..FDA MUST ACT QUICKLY!!!
‘“Operation Warp Speed has been a great modern day miracle.”’
Moderna says its data also showed a 100% success rate in preventing severe cases. The filing sets Moderna’s product up to be the second vaccine likely to receive U.S. emergency use authorization this year.
‘We believe that we have a vaccine that is very highly efficacious. We now have the data to prove it. We expect to be playing a major part in turning around this pandemic,’ Moderna Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tal Zaks said in an interview.