WASHINGTON, Nov 22: US Chief Scientific Adviser of the Operation Warp Speed Dr. Moncef Slaoui said Sunday the first Americans could receive coronavirus vaccines as soon as December 11.
“Our plan is to be able to ship vaccines to the immunization sites within 24 hours from the approval, so I expect maybe on day two after approval on the 11th or the 12th of December hopefully the first people will be immunized across the United States,” Dr. Slaoui told CNN.
He added “I really hope and look forward to seeing that the level of negative perception of the vaccine decreases, and people’s acceptance increases.”
“That’s going to be critical to help us. Most people need to be immunized before we can go back to a normal life,” he stressed.
Dr. Slaoui also told ABC network “we are ready to start shipping vaccines within 24 hours from approval. Ship them to the sites that each state that are located – a quantity of vaccine that’s proportional to their population tells us where to deliver the vaccine.”
“We’ll have the vaccines there the next day after approval, and hopefully people will start to be immunized, I would say within 48 hours from the approval,” he added (KUNA)