You have to wonder how safe something is if they are planning to have everyone take it at the same exact time.
I remember when I was in the military and they would vaccinate everyone on the same day you just had to know that at least one of these people would have some horrible side effects.
That and the idea that you have something that if brand new that they suddenly want to give to everyone, things might be getting pretty scary.
With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — a monumental undertaking that must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who’s first in line and ensure that people who get the initial shot return for the necessary second one.
The push could begin as early as next month, when federal officials say the first vaccine may be authorized for emergency use and immediately deployed to high-risk groups.
“The cavalry is coming,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
He said he hopes shots will be available to all Americans in April, May and June.
Pfizer also boosted hopes this week, saying early data suggests its vaccine is 90 percent effective.
In Philadelphia, the health department is counting how many health care workers would be among the first in line.
In Louisiana, officials are planning an exercise to play out different scenarios exploring how the process might unfold.
“If you get 10,000 doses, what are you going to do, versus 100,000 doses?” Dr. Frank Welch, director of Louisiana’s immunization program, said.
Similar preparations are happening at the federal level. Welch listened in last week on a “war gaming” session at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.