U.S. President Donald Trump decided to start supplying other countries with U.S. COVID-19 vaccine only after all willing Americans have been vaccinated against coronavirus. He will sign a decree to that effect, Fox News reported, citing senior officials in the presidential administration.
“The first priority is to ensure that these vaccines are distributed to Americans before we start supplying them worldwide,” one source said.
The interlocutor also added that the U.S. will begin providing international access to vaccines in late spring and early summer, once everyone in the country has received vaccines.
Another source of the TV channel assured that COVID-19 vaccines will be introduced in the USA “very soon”. According to him, Trump’s decree instructs the Ministry of Health and Social Services to determine how to distribute vaccines to the population at a speed “unprecedented before”. The U.S. will also help poor countries buy the drug once they have established international access to the vaccine.
On December 6, US President Donald Trump announced the launch of COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination was said to begin the week from December 7 to 13.
Two COVID-19 vaccines are currently registered in Russia: Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. Vaccination against coronavirus with “Sputnik V” started on December 5 in Moscow. The coronavirus vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech was registered in the USA, another Moderna vaccine is next in line.