More than a million US residents received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert Redfield.
“Today the US has reached a preliminary but important milestone. Jurisdictions have reported that more than one million people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since it was started 10 days ago, ”he said.
During a conference call with reporters, Moncef Slowey, a leading advisor to the government’s FTL program, said the goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of the month was “unlikely to be achieved.”
At the same time, according to him, the United States still intends to vaccinate 100 million people by the end of the first quarter of 2021, and another 100 million by the end of the second.
Three million doses of vaccines were delivered to a wide variety of locations in the United States last week. The first approved vaccine, developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, began on December 14th.