Even a small number of doses of the vaccine can bring a very positive result if “people belonging to the most vulnerable categories in terms of health status” are vaccinated, said US Assistant Secretary of health and human services, Admiral Brett Giroir.
Most US citizens will not have access to the new coronavirus vaccine until mid-2021. Still, by the end of 2020, the United States authorities hope to have several million doses at their disposal. This was stated on Tuesday in a video interview with the Washington Post, Assistant Secretary of health and human services Admiral Brett Giroir.
“We will not finally defeat the virus until we get the vaccine, and it is distributed to the American population,” he admitted. “I think we all understand that most Americans will not receive the vaccine until mid – 2021 because hundreds of thousands of people need to be vaccinated, but we expect, and we have very high hopes for this, that we will have millions of doses in 2020,” the Admiral stressed.
However, according to him, even a small number of vaccine doses can bring a very positive result if people belonging to the most vulnerable categories in health status are vaccinated. “So if we can create immunity for at least our health workers and vulnerable people, we can save 80% of lives with just these few million doses,” the US Department of Health official added.