The head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield gave the “green light” to begin vaccination against coronavirus by signing the recommendations of the expert council on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 by Pfizer and BioNTech on Sunday, December 13.
“Last night, I was proud to sign off on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to use Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 and older … The first vaccinations will begin as early as Monday,” the agency said in a statement released.
Earlier Fox News TV channel referring to the White House Vaccination Program Manager Gus Pernu reported that the U.S. authorities have prepared for the beginning of vaccination of the population against coronavirus. Pernu said authorities will begin implementing a plan to distribute the drug from Pfizer and BioNTech as early as Monday, when it will arrive at 145 vaccination centers. Another 425 health care facilities will receive the drug on Tuesday, and 66 will receive it on Wednesday.
So far, there are several vaccines against COVID-19 in the world. Thus, two vaccines are registered in Russia: Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. On December 5, vaccination against coronavirus with Sputnik V started in Moscow. A COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech has been registered in the United States, with another Moderna vaccine on the way.