Blunt on COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, who chairs a key committee getting COVID-19 vaccines developed and funded, says food processing workers are going to be at a high level to receive them. He says all Americans can expect access to begin in early spring, “I think we might have as much as 50% of the entire population would have had the vaccine available to them by the month of March and in April ALL Americans will start getting access.”
Pfizer and Moderna are preparing their COVID-19 vaccines for distribution, “About six of the eight vaccines that we’ve partnered with are going to make it. They’re going to be available. They’re going to be produced at a half a dozen different places and millions of those doses are going to be available early in the year.”
Blunt addressed Missouri Farm Bureau members during their annual meeting saying it’s been a tough year for our country, “I appreciate your dedication to ensuring that our ag industry and our rural communities continue to feed the world and fuel the world and serve as a great place for people to live.”
In Missouri, 10 hospital and lab sites have been designated to help with delivery.
Senator Blunt is Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
Today, FDA scientists endorsed the efficacy and safety of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines which could lead to emergency authorization soon.