The Trump administration has unveiled its plan to make the CCP Virus (coronavirus) vaccine free for all Americans.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), coordinating with the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, outlined a detailed plan to deliver the vaccine to states, tribal, territorial, and local public health programs.
Under the plan, safe and effective vaccine doses would be provided to the American people quickly and reliably.
“As part of Operation Warp Speed, we have been laying the groundwork for months to distribute and administer a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it meets FDA’s gold standard,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said, referring to the Food and Drug Administration.
Azar added, “This in-depth, round-the-clock planning work with our state and local partners and trusted community organizations, especially through CDC, will ensure that Americans can receive a safe and effective vaccine in record time.”
We have been laying the groundwork for months to distribute and administer a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it meets FDA’s gold standard.
— Secretary Alex Azar (@SecAzar) September 16, 2020
According to the CDC’s playbook, the vaccination campaign will be “much larger in scope and complexity than seasonal influenza or other previous outbreak-related vaccination responses.”
Several vaccine candidates are currently going through trials.
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that a vaccine could be approved “in a matter of weeks.”
The HHS has insisted that politics will not play a role in vaccine development or availability and that any approved vaccine would meet safety and effectiveness standards.
“Americans should know that the vaccine development process is being driven completely by science and the data,” Azar said.