National Institutes of Health director says all will have access to vaccine in July

The National Institutes of Health director, Dr. Francis Collins, said Thursday that U.S. citizens might not have full access to a coronavirus vaccine until July.

Both Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar had previously said that it would be available to most in the United States earlier.

In an AARP conference call, Collins said that frontline workers, nursing homes, and people at high-risk would be prioritized for the vaccine in December. However, there will not be enough doses to fully vaccinate that population until February or March.

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