Dr. Fauci says as many as 20 million Americans could get vaccinations around the end of the year – The Boston Globe

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AdvertisementMeanwhile, the chief executive of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, revealed in the same event that the pharmaceutical giant is “very close” to submitting a request to the Food and Drug Administration for authorization to distribute the company’s vaccine to some people on an emergency basis.Fauci said in an interview with STAT’s Helen Branswell that he hoped that at the beginning of next year the pace of vaccinations would pick up.“As we get into January, February, and March, there will be more that they will be able to scale up. By February that should be 30 [million doses] of Pfizer, 25 [million of] Moderna. These are numbers that were given to me,” he said, noting that he was the “science person” not the “supply people.” That amount of doses could get 27.5 million people vaccinated.“What I would like to see is that the most vulnerable get vaccinated within the first few months of 2021, and then subsequently beyond that we expeditiously vaccinate others,” he said.“The question we always get asked is, ‘When is the 25-year-old, 30-year-old person who has no underlying conditions, who’s perfectly healthy, when can that person wind up getting a vaccine? . . . That likely will start somewhere …

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