The Trump administration has revealed its plans for what they plan to do with a vaccine rollout and how they plan to make it free for all Americans.
According to Fox News:
The Department of Defense and federal health agencies have outlined plans for a coronavirus vaccine, which include having them available for free for all Americans.
The plans came in the form of a report to Congress and a “playbook” for states and local governments, according to the Associated Press. The agencies are looking at January for a potential beginning of a vaccination campaign, although it remains possible that this could come later this year.
“We are working closely with our state and local public health partners … to ensure that Americans can receive the vaccine as soon as possible and vaccinate with confidence,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement.
Vaccinations would start gradually among some segments of the population – such as health workers, other essential workers, and the more vulnerable – before eventually ramping up for distribution to all who want it.
The CDC said this would be much larger in scope than anything we have seen before, including for influenza. A poll conducted by the AP shows that 20% would not get the vaccine and 31% would.