Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday that a COVID-19 vaccine would be released “by the end of the second week of December.”
During a segment on Fox News, Redfield was asked by “The Daily Briefing” host Dana Perino how government agencies would determine who received the vaccine first.
“I think it’s really important. First, it’s, you know, exceptional that we have these vaccines. And it’s very exciting. And, again, it just reinforces why I want people to be vigilant because we’re turning the corner now. You don’t want to be the last group to end up getting COVID, because the vaccine is going to begin to be rolled out probably by the end of the second week of December,” Redfield said.
The CDC director said that there will be a hierarchy to who will receive the vaccine first based on risk and exposure.
“Initially, in a hierarchical way, nursing home residents and then some combination of health care providers and individuals at high risk for a poor outcome. And those decisions are in the process of being finalized as we speak.”
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