Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the COVID-19 vaccination program should be back on track mid-week after winter storms slamming the US caused shipment delays.
The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that around 6 million doses of the vaccine were impacted by weather-related shipment problems.
“We’ve gotten 2 million out, and we project that by the middle of the week, we will have caught up,” Fauci told NBC anchor Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”
“So it’s unfortunate that it was a setback, but it’s a temporary setback, and when you just, you know, put your foot to the accelerator and really push, we’ll get it up to where we need to be by the middle of the week.”
Fauci said the country is currently administering about 1.5 million doses daily, but he’s optimistic that number will surpass 2 million by the end of April.
“I would like it to be that and then