The US government on Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to make coronavirus vaccines free, despite widespread skepticism among people about the safety of such antidotes.
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In a report to Congress and in a document with recommendations for state, federal and local health agencies, as well as the Department of Defense, complex plans were outlined for a vaccination campaign that would begin gradually later this year or in January. , and that will eventually be expanded to reach any American who wants to get vaccinated. He Pentagon It is involved in the distribution of vaccines, but civilian medical workers will be the ones to apply them.
The documents indicate that in most cases people will need two doses, 21 to 28 days apart.
The vaccination campaign will not be a speed race but a marathon. Initially, there may be a limited supply, and the focus will be on health workers, other essential employees, and people from vulnerable groups.
The injection itself will be free thanks to billions of dollars in taxpayer funding approved by Congress and allocated by the administration of President Donald Trump.
But the plan faces public skepticism. Only half of Americans would be vaccinated, according to an Associated Press poll in May. To effectively protect the nation from coronavirus, experts say that more than 70% of Americans should be immunized.