Federal health officials on Wednesday expressed confidence that every state will have access to at least some doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for distribution within 24 hours after authorization.
“Every jurisdiction will have access immediately upon the initial push of the vaccine,” Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, said during a call with reporters.
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Perna said after the initial push there will be weekly distributions as more doses become available.
While no vaccine has been given the OK yet, Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday said they plan to seek emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration within days. The companies said data shows its vaccine is 95 percent effective at preventing cases of COVID-19.
Read more at The Hill.