His interview comes after a weekend in which the vaccine cleared its final hurdle for US emergency use — being approved for people 16 and older — and as hundreds of thousands of vials are loaded on trucks for delivery to all 50 states.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, have expressed hope that the immunizations begin Monday, as soon as the vials land in health care workers’ hands. Several state officials have indicated vaccinations will begin Monday.
Bourla’s remarks also come as the US is expected to soon see its coronavirus death toll hit 300,000.
No deal for US second quarter yet
The 50 million doses scheduled for distribution this year have already been manufactured, the CEO said, and half will go to the United States, while the other 25
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