What Went Wrong With The U.S. Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout?
61% of respondents said they were ready to undergo it
In the United States, vaccination is underway for the second day using the first registered coronavirus vaccine. First of all, health workers are vaccinated. Authorities are trying to convince skeptical Americans to get vaccinated and contain a pandemic that has already claimed more than 300,000 lives in the country.
The first doses of the vaccine, developed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, began to be administered on Monday, three days after the vaccine was registered..
By the end of the day, vaccines had been delivered to almost all 145 distribution points pre-selected for the first shipment. A number of large hospital systems immediately began vaccination.
The Pfizer vaccine is given in two doses three weeks apart, as is the Moderna vaccine, which is also eligible for emergency use this week..
A recent Reuters / Ipsos poll showed that only 61 percent of respondents are willing to be vaccinated..
According to official Reuters estimates, 16.5 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States, of which 301,085 people have died. Record number of hospitalizations recorded on Monday: 110,163 patients.
The delivery of the first 2.9 million doses of the vaccine began Sunday, 11 months after the first case was reported in the United States. Officials say the country is slated to have 40 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines by the end of the year, enough for 20 million people. However, the vaccine will be widely available only after some time..
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