The United States is on track to begin distributing the coronavirus vaccine in October or “a little bit later than that,” President Donald Trump announced at a White House press conference Wednesday.
Trump said his administration expects to distribute 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020 and 700 million by the end of the first quarter in 2021. The administration is beginning the distribution process before the vaccines have been approved in hopes of having the drug already in place to delivery to Americans as soon as it is approved.
“We’re on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very very safe and effective manner,” Trump said. “We think we can start sometime in October. So as soon as [a vaccine is approved], we’ll be able to start.”
“To get the vaccine into the hands of the American people we are fully mobilizing the awesome power of American industry and our military,” Trump added.
In opening statement, Pres Trump calls on @joebiden to “stop promoting his anti-vaccine theories.” Though no vaccines have yet been approved, Trump says vaccines will start being distributed in mid-October so they can be administered