CDC chief expects most Americans to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by July: hearing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top U.S. health official told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday that he expects the vaccination process for COVID-19 to take many months, but that most Americans could be vaccinated by July of 2021 at the latest.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Dr. Robert Redfield said that he expects there to be about 700 million doses of vaccines available by late March or April, enough for 350 million people.

"I think that's going to take us April, May, June, you know, possibly July, to get the entire American public completely vaccinated," Redfield told the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

(Reporting by Michael Erman and Manas Mishra in Bengalaru; writing by Caroline Humer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Bernadette Baum)

09/23/2020 16:47

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