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Government preps for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/16/20, 01:27 pm

U.S. health agencies plan to offer everyone free immunization against the coronavirus. The government on Wednesday outlined its plan to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as a safe and effective one becomes available.

What’s the plan? Officials hope to begin vaccinating people late this year or early next year and slowly ramp up distribution until everyone who wants a shot can get one. By then, there could be several different options available. Scientists are testing nine possible vaccines in Phase 3 trials around the world, according to The New York Times. Early phases would focus on healthcare workers, essential employees, and people in vulnerable groups. An Associated Press poll in May found only about half of Americans have said they would get the vaccine.

Dig deeper: Read Dr. Charles Horton’s analysis of whether the U.S. population is close to herd immunity.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 09/17/2020 04:35 pm

    Not everyone gets the flu shots either, so I wouldn't expect everyone to want the covid shot.

    Also there are many who don't trust vaccines in general.

    Then there are the TDS people who won't get it even if Trump gives it for free.

    Some say how can the gov't give everyone the shot for free? They get the money from the same place they get it to distribute to Pelosi's rich friends. (She knows something she isn't telling us. Trump wants 500 mil, she wants 3 Tril. Makes me wonder.)

    The Dems seem to feel we have an endless amount of money for what they want to spend it on, and no money for what Trump wants. (Sorry, no money for needy children who want to attend a good school. School Choice)

     

  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 09/17/2020 11:51 pm

    It is likely that when vaccines are available, if you have health insurance or Medicare, vaccination will be covered. So I don't expect the government to foot the bill for everyone in the country. 

  • family8plus6sofar
    Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 09:04 am

    TDS?  Trump derangement syndrome?  So are you saying that no liberals or democrats or republicans who don't like Trump will get the vaccine?  Give me a break!  Those who are so scared of this virus will probably be lining up for the vaccine in droves, even though there aren't any adequate safety trials (for any vaccine, let alone this new one). 

    As for the money?  They're printing it of course. 

    May God help us, even though we don't deserve it.

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 02:20 pm

    It will be interesting and informative to see who refuses the vaccination, especially among high-profile peope who also are in the highest "at risk" group.

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Mon, 09/21/2020 11:08 am

    I have not gotten the flu shot since 1996, when the military handed them out and mandated them. I may have had the flu one year since then. I didn't get tested, so I don't know. A family member tested negative that year to both A and B. I have observed years of vaccination recall, vaccine shortage, wrong strain targeted, and an annual by guess and by golly approach. I've witnessed people who got the flu with the flu shot, and people like me who don't get either the shot or the flu. Since I work from home, and we home schooled our kids, we had very limited social contact and thus limited exposure. I will be refusing this vaccine as completely unnecessary. Will we have to get it annually? Will it be hit and miss when a different strain mutates? Nobody knows for sure, and I think they are rushing through this in order to  reap Big Pharma oodles of money.

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