Trump rejects plan for early vaccines at White House

Trump rejects plan for early vaccines at White House
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  • calendar-gray 14 December 2020

US President Donald Trump has reversed a plan for White House officials to receive the coronavirus vaccine in the coming days, APA reports citing BBC.

Officials had said senior members of the Trump administration would be among the first people to be given the Pfizer/BioNTech jab.

But Mr Trump said he had asked for an "adjustment" to be made to the plans.

The vaccine was deemed safe by US regulators on Friday and will begin to be rolled out in the country on Monday.

It offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19.

The first three million doses of the vaccine are currently being distributed to dozens of locations in all 50 states across the US.

The first shipment of those doses left a facility in Michigan on Sunday, with health workers and the elderly in line to receive the first shots.

Coronavirus deaths have been rising sharply since November in the US, with a world-record daily increase of 3,309 reported on Saturday.

The vaccine's rollout has been framed as a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic, which has taken the lives of almost 300,000 people in the US.


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