Days ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
In real-time, various shipments of the coronavirus vaccine are being prepared for distribution. Last week, President Trump hosted an Operation Warp Speed event where he spoke about the vaccine, its production, and the plan for provision of access to the shot.
Due to the work of Operation Warp Speed, certain doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will become available as soon as this week. However, according to Newsmax, top officials in the current White House are first in line for the vaccination.
The Latest on the COVID-19 Vaccine
Pfizer’s approved coronavirus vaccine will first become accessible to top government aides; this includes White House officials who closely work near or with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Vaccines are shipped and on their way, FIVE YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. Get well USA. Get well WORLD. We love you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2020
Unnamed sources furthermore confirm that this particular method of distribution is meant to reduce COVID-19 outbreaks in the White House. Multiple individuals in the White House have already contracted the virus thus far, including the president and first lady. As of right now, a specific number of soon-to-be provided dosages is not yet available to the public.
There is also no word yet on whether or not (or when) President Trump or Vice President Pence will receive the vaccine.
Who is Next in Line?
Following the provision of the COVID-19 vaccine to top White House officials, the most at-risk individuals in the country are next in line.
Thus far, persons with the highest risks include healthcare workers, nursing home patients, and individuals in facilities for ongoing care. Similarly to the planned White House distribution, the vaccine’s initial access to the aforementioned groups is designed to lessen the likelihood of new outbreaks.
From the instant the pandemic reached our shores, we raced into action to develop a safe and effective vaccine—and now, we are witnessing a monumental national achievement. pic.twitter.com/WnjlP3TGtt
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 13, 2020
Yesterday evening, President Trump tweeted out that the vaccine for coronavirus is half a decade ahead of schedule. The commander-in-chief then sent out “well wishes” to both America and the rest of the world.
At this time, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine requires individuals to receive two separate doses. The second dose is designed to arrive precisely three weeks after the first injection. The American public’s feedback on willingness to receive the vaccine still remains largely diverse.
What do you think about the distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine? Will you roll your sleeve up to get the shots when doses become available in your community? Let us know your thoughts on the coronavirus vaccine in the comments section below!