The US authorities have prepared for the beginning of vaccination of the population against coronavirus. This is reported by Fox News with reference to the head of the vaccination program of the White House Gus Pernu.
He 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. At this time, only these facilities have the equipment to store the vaccine at low temperatures. A total of 2.9 million doses of the drug are scheduled to be distributed to states.
Earlier, The New York Times reported that the profile committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a license for COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for use in emergency cases. It is noted that medics and the elderly should be the first to receive the drug, and delivery of the vaccine will begin within 24 hours after it is licensed for use.
To date, there are several vaccines against COVID-19 in the world. For example, two vaccines have been 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.