The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, Wednesday, that his agency is making preparations to deal with the distribution of one or more vaccines to counter the emerging corona virus (Covid 19), before the end of this year 2020.
Dr. Robert Redfield said, during an interview with Yahoo Finance, “At the moment I will say that we are seriously preparing for what I expect to be a reality. There will be one or more vaccines available to us in November and December, and we need to know how to ensure that they are distributed in a fair and equitable manner throughout the country.” ».
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called on public health officials across the United States to prepare for the distribution of a possible vaccine for the Corona virus in late October, and it also provided scenarios and plans to help states prepare.
And the American New York Times published the centers’ documents, for the first time, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed to CNN, that it had sent them to public health officials in cities and states.
The scenarios provide details about the distribution plans for two potential vaccines for Coronavirus, when “supplies may be limited.”
The documents give priority to certain groups taking the vaccine, including health care workers, essential workers, residents of care facilities, employees and workers in national security.
And CNN reported last week that the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, asked states to speed up the issuance of permits for a company contracted by the federal government to help distribute any anti-coronavirus vaccine.