The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by November 1st 2020
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In particular, Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a letter to governors dated August 27th, said “in the near future we will receive permit applications from McKesson Corp. which has contracted with the CDC to distribute vaccines to locations including state and local health premises and hospitals.
November 1st Vaccine Ready for USA reports Associated Press
Furthermore in the letter he stated “CDC urgently requests your assistance in expediting applications for these distribution facilities. If necessary, we ask that you consider waiving requirements that would prevent these facilities from becoming fully operational by November 1, 2020.”
In addition he wrote that “any waivers will not compromise the safety or effectiveness of the vaccine.”
The Associated Press obtained the letter, which was first reported by McClatchy.
Specifically The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a national public health institute. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Its Director is Robert R. Redfield and in 2015 managed 10,800 employees. With an annual budget of over 11 million dollars, it also oversees the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
It is directly responsible to the United States Department of Health and Human Services
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