Earlier, the CDC Director called other dates for distributing the vaccine – no earlier than mid-2021.
President Donald Trump said at a White House press conference that by the end of 2020, US authorities would distribute at least 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to Americans.
“As soon as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the vaccine, we will be able to distribute 100 million doses by the end of 2020, a large number (of these doses will be distributed) much earlier, ” the President said, speaking at a briefing.
Earlier on Wednesday, Robert Redfield, Director of the Federal Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), said that it would be possible to widely provide Americans with the COVID-19 vaccine only by the middle of next year a little later.
When asked by a reporter to comment on the CDC Director’s statement, Trump suggested that Redfield’s words could have been misinterpreted, or that he made a mistake when announcing the timing of the vaccine distribution.
Representatives of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of defense on Wednesday, in an interview with reporters, assured that the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine would begin within a day of receiving regulatory approval. A limited number of doses of the vaccine are expected to be available by the end of 2020.