The government will use medical supply company McKesson as its main distributor for the vaccine, which is overseeing logistics for the Trump administration’s Kovid-19 vaccine program Operation Tana Speed, said during a press call with reporters. “We’ll go [the vaccine] As soon as possible within one or one day. ”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday outlined a comprehensive plan to make Kovid-19 vaccines available to all Americans for free. The CDC stated in the plan that this one coronovirus vaccine would initially be granted an emergency use authority before full formal approval.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said that most, but not all, of the guidance described in the plan would overlap with many routine activities for vaccination and pandemic influenza planning.
Redfield said the plan will be updated as new information becomes available, including the use of the Kovid-19 vaccine in pregnant women and the pediatric population. He said that this vaccine would be very limited initially and would probably go to the most needy, such as health care workers.
When large quantities of the vaccine become available, the CDC stated that there will be two simultaneous objectives: to provide wider access to vaccination and to ensure higher growth in the target population, particularly those who are at high risk of death or complications . From Kovid-19.
“The CDC aims to have enough Kovid-19 vaccines for everyone in the United States,” Redfield said.
Earlier this month, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issued a draft proposal to distribute the vaccine in the US when one is approved for public use. The report was requested by the National Institutes of Health and the CDC.
According to the group, the vaccine will be delivered in four stages, with health care workers, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions first being vaccinated. Essential staff, teachers and people in homeless shelters, as well as people in prisons, will be on the list, followed by children and young adults.
The remarks came a day after President Donald Trump said a vaccine against coronovirus could be three or four weeks away, much more optimistic than his own health officials. The country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that it is “conceivable” but unlikely that there will be a safe and effective vaccine in the US by October.
Pfizer’s CEO, who was at the forefront of the vaccine race, said Sunday that a vaccine could be distributed to Americans before the end of the year.
CEO Albert Borla told CBS “Face the Nation” that the company should have critical data from its final phase of testing for the FDA by the end of October. If the FDA approved the vaccine, the company is set to deliver “hundreds of thousands of doses”.
The CDC said in its plan on Wednesday that there could be multiple vaccines from different manufacturers approved and available. Many of the vaccines will require two doses and varying intervals that will need to come from the same drug manufacturer.
If necessary, the government’s McKesson contract may cover the rapid delivery of vaccine supplements The CDC said it needed to be kept at cold temperatures. Some of the growth vaccines should be stored in very low temperatures, officials have warned. The Pfizer vaccine, for example, requires a freezer that can store it at about 94 degrees below zero.
The US government will determine the amount of vaccine assigned to each state or territory. The states will be responsible for managing and approving orders from nominee providers within their jurisdiction using this allocation, the CDC said. Supplies, such as needles and syringes, will be automatically ordered in quantities to match vaccine orders.
The CDC said that Americans will not be charged for the vaccine or its distribution. Additionally, various schemes, supported by the CARES Act and the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, are developing to ensure that no one will be out of pocket expenses for administering the vaccine.