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November 25, 2020

Health Law Daily

US Officials Plan To Release 6.4 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Nationwide In Initial Distribution After First Vaccine Is Cleared By Regulators

  • November 25, 2020

Reuters (11/24, Spalding, O'Donnell) reports US officials announced “they plan to release 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses nationwide in an initial distribution after the first one is cleared by regulators for emergency use.” The officials “told reporters that states and other jurisdictions had been informed on Friday of their estimated vaccine allocations in the first shipments so they can begin planning for how to best distribute it to their high-risk populations.”
      The Hill (11/24, Hellmann) reports, “States will begin receiving the first mid-December, but will make their own determinations on who will be first in line for a shot.”
      Politico (11/24, Brennan) reports HHS Secretary Alex Azar said that once the FDA authorizes a vaccine, an advisory committee will meet and make recommendations on who should be given priority access, but governors will have the “final say.”