The Federal Government of the USA has outlined a sweeping plan on Wednesday. They have undertaken the issues to make vaccines for Covid-19 available for free to all Americans. The Pentagon will also involved with the distribution of vaccines. But initially, civilian health workers will be the ones giving shots to all the citizens.
Among the highlights of the Covid-19 vaccination plan –
- For most vaccines, people will need two doses. These doses will be 21 to 28 days apart. Double-dose vaccines will have to come from the same drugmaker.
- Vaccination of the U.S. population won’t be a sprint but a marathon. A second and third phase would expand vaccination to the entire population to the country.
- The vaccine will be free of charge. The patients won’t be charged out of pocket for the administration of Covid-19 shots.
- States and local communities will need to devise precise plans for receiving and locally distributing vaccines. States and cities have a month to submit plans.
Distribution is happening under the umbrella of Operation Warp Speed, a White House-backed initiative to have millions of doses ready to ship once a vaccine is given what’s expected to be an emergency use approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
To effectively protect the nation from the coronavirus, experts say 70%-plus of Americans must either be vaccinated or be immune to COVID-19.
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