All people in the United States could have access to a coronavirus vaccine by March or April, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
“We believe by the end of , we would have enough FDA-authorized vaccine to vaccinate our most vulnerable people,” Azar said Thursday on CBS This Morning. “By the end [of] January, [we’ll have] enough vaccine for all of our seniors, as well our healthcare workers and first responders, and, by the end of March to early April, enough for all Americans.”
Azar based his assessment on the scale at which the vaccine is currently being produced and not on any data from vaccine trials.
“We can’t predict exactly when we’ll get data,” he said. “We believe — thanks to President Trump, we’re manufacturing all six vaccines at commercial scale right now.”
No company working on a coronavirus vaccine has yet submitted data on its Phase 3 trials to the Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer has said it will submit its data in late October and could apply for an emergency use authorization by late November.
The other companies working to produce a vaccine are Novavax, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, and Moderna.
Author: David Hogberg
Source: Washington Examiner: Coronavirus vaccines will be available for all by March or April, Azar says