President Donald Trump is currently working on plans to announce a scheme that will issue early coronavirus vaccine free of charge to recipients of Medicare and Medicaid, according to a report on Monday.
The Trump administration is looking at announcing a move to cover vaccines that receive emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Politico report.
The move by the Trump administration could help millions of people receive a coronavirus vaccine free of charge.
According to the report, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will most likely be making an announcement about the latest move to combat the coronavirus on Tuesday or Wednesday.
One official said to the news company, “the administration is working to ensure that no American has to pay for the vaccine”.
Although quite a number of vaccines are in production right now, it’s most likely that a vaccine that’s being developed by scientists at Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca will be used first.
However, Dr. Anthony Fauci said experts will know certainly “by the end of November, and the beginning of December” whether a coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective while adding that it won’t be widely available until 2021.