US President Donald Trump said that the coronavirus vaccine’s delivery to the United States is likely to begin next week, reports Reuters.
Trump made this statement while communicating via video link with the US military contingent abroad. This event was timed to coincide with thanksgiving, which is celebrated in the United States.
The President noted that the first to receive the vaccine would be on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, medical workers, and elderly citizens.
He did not say which vaccine would be delivered first in the United States. Last week, Pfizer and Biotech announced a vaccine with 95% effectiveness; Moderna and AstraZeneca showed similar results.
Earlier, the head of the Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), Robert Redfield, said that the vaccine would be available in the United States “by the end of the second week of December.”