COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed before the end of the year

A coronavirus vaccine will initially be available this fall. That is according to both the director of the Centers for Disease Control and the President of the United States.

Distribution will begin with nursing homes and vulnerable senior citizens, with the general public gaining access likely in mid-2021.

President Trump laid out details of the plan in a press congruence Wednesday afternoon. “That includes a plan to ensure that we swiftly deliver the vaccine directly to America’s senior citizens and nursing homes,” President Trump states. “It’s all set; we have our military lined up, everybody’s lined up... We are very close to that vaccine...”

CDC director Robert Redfield tells the Senate Appropriations subcommittee those details: “There will be a vaccine that’ll initially be available sometime between November and December, but very limited supply and will have to be prioritized. If you’re asking me when will it be generally available to the American public... I think were probably looking at late second quarter, third quarter 2021.”

In order to get those vaccines distributed it is going to be all hands on deck.

“We’re on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very, very safe and affective manner,” President Trump added. “We think we can start sometime in October... as soon as it is given the go ahead... we will get it out, defeat the virus.”

Trump says that they are on track to distribute 100 million doses by the end of the year.