The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked states to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine to be available by November 1 and asked them to remove any potential obstacles preventing the opening from could prevent the distribution points.
In early August, the CDC advised states to assume that “limited doses” of a vaccine may be available in the fall. His new letter, which Bloomberg had access to, now indicates that the Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC are “making rapid preparations to implement large-scale distribution of COVID-19 vaccines this fall 2020” .
When asked about the CDC letter, Health and Human Services spokesman Michael Caputo said it was “increasingly likely” that many doses of vaccine will be available by January. “Doctors and data are driving the further development of all measures against COVID-19,” he said.
States have been intensely preparing for a vaccine, and November 1 is in line with earlier preparations, said Michael Fraser, executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Authorities.