Coronavirus vaccine: HHS Secretary Azar says U.S. could have enough doses for every American by March - (CNBC via NewsPoints Desk)

  • US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday that the country could have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for every American as early as March, reported CNBC.

  • "We project having enough for every American who wants a vaccine by March to April 2021," he remarked.

  • The Trump administration's coronavirus vaccine program Operation Warp Speed expects to have up to 100 million doses by the end of the year, Azar said, adding this would be "enough to cover especially vulnerable populations."

  • Azar said the US is currently manufacturing doses for all six potential vaccines backed by the US government across more than 23 manufacturing facilities.

  • These include vaccine candidates from Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, which are all in late-stage testing.

  • The US is also obtaining the needles, syringes, bottles and other supplies needed for immunizations, Azar added.

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