Operation Warp Speed leaders waited more than two months to approve a plan to distribute and administer Kovid-19 vaccines proposed by US health officials, administration officials said, amid a surge of coronavirus viruses But states have very little time to implement the vaccination campaign.
State and local officials have been at loggerheads for months to help prepare for the biggest vaccination program in American history, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a playbook in September to guide them.
The CDC in June wanted to help the states launch the plan on how to vaccinate people. But Operation War Speed officials scrapped the agency’s plan for the delivery of vaccines. Officials said they had adopted a similar plan in August only after discovering other options. Then asked for the release of the CDC’s playbook for two weeks for additional approval and to lay it out with another document.
Operation Tana Speed was considered a high-water mark of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, but it stumbled to the finish line due to problems in federal planning and foresight. Now, public-private partnerships are broad to speed up vaccination, adjusting eligibility guidelines as states race to increase their capacities to deliver large-scale doses.
Former Health and Human Services Vaccine Officer Drs. Bruce Gaylin said, “They didn’t plan for the last inch of the last mile, the part that matters the most — you’re really going to get a lot of people vaccinated quickly.” President of Global Immunization at Sabin Vaccine Institute.