He Defense Department and federal health agencies have submitted this Wednesday ambitious plans so that coronavirus vaccinesare free to all Americans. The news has generated some skepticism about the safety of such antidotes.
“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,” said the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, in a statement.
In principle, the vaccination campaign would begin gradually among some segments of the population, such as health workers, other essential workers, and the most vulnerable later this year or in January. Finally it would be distributed to all who want it.
According to the document, the vaccination campaign will be “much greater in scope and complexity than other vaccination responses related to previous outbreaks.” It also informs that they will need two doses, 21 to 28 days apart and that the second must be from same manufacturer of vaccines than the first.
Before him skepticism of citizens, government officials have insisted that policy will play no role in the development or availability of the vaccine and that any approved vaccine would comply with the security standardssecurity and effectiveness.