Coronavirus vaccines will likely start rolling out across the US the second week of December, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr Robert Redfield predicted Tuesday. U.S. officials also said on Tuesday they plan to release 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses nationwide in an initial distribution after the first one is cleared by regulators for emergency use. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine committee will meet on December 10 to decide whether to give emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s shot, which was 95 percent effective in clinical trials. Officials from the government’s Operation Warp Speed program told reporters that states and other jurisdictions had been informed on Friday of their estimated vaccine allocations in the first shipments so they can begin planning for how to best distribute it to their high-risk populations. The officials had previously said they anticipate 40 million doses will be distributed by year end, a number they reiterated on Tuesday. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said during a Tuesday press briefing that it will be states that get ‘the final say’ on who should be vaccinated first: health care workers, seniors, other essential workers or people with underlying health conditions… Read full this story
- Covid-19 restrictions should be eased gradually, researchers recommend
- California Woos In-State Travelers Stuck At Home Due To COVID-19
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for March 24: Talking to our kids about Covid-19
- Director Peter LoGreco On Innovating With HBO’s ‘We’re Here’ & Reframing Season Finale After COVID-19 Shutdown
- 'There is a growing unease': will Covid-19 damage theatre's progress in diversity?
- Trump’s Task Force Warns Governors of COVID Spike Tied to Protests
- CDC director warns of a deadlier ‘second wave’ of coronavirus
- CDC Chief: Many Schools Will Reopen by Fall on Case by Case Basis
- Trump says White House will pressure governors to open schools
- COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Free in US, Official Says
- With US Off EU's COVID Safe List, Parisians Miss Popular Visitors
- Panel of experts outside the government could determine who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first, NIH director says
CDC Director Robert Redfield says COVID-19 vaccine roll-out will start in the second week of December - as HHS says states will have 'final say' on who gets the first doses have 338 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at November 24, 2020. This is cached page on CHUTEU. If you want remove this page, please contact us.