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Expert explains how COVID-19 vaccine distribution will work

Expert explains how COVID-19 vaccine distribution will work


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THE DISTRIBUTION PROCESS. JENNIFER: THERE REALLY ARE SO MANY UNKNOWNS. IN BROCKTON, THEY’RE TRYING TO IDENTIFY PLACES THAT COULD GIVE THE VACCINE, LIKE THIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER. WE LEARNED TODAY THAT ONCE THE VACCINE IS APPROVED, MASSACHUSETTS IS SET TO RECEIVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOSES RIGHT AWAY. BROCKTON’S HEALTH DIRECTOR — DIRECTOR HOPES THE REFRIGERATOR WILL BE STOCKED WITH COVID-19 VACCINES. YOU CAN KEEP THE VACCINE IN HERE? >> WE WOULD HAVE TO RELOCATE THE REGULAR FLU VACCINE BECAUSE WE CANNOT KEEP AT THE SAME TEMPERATURE. JENNIFER: THERE ARE PROMISING RESULTS FROM TRIALS. MASSACHUSETTS OF CHECK DID — >> >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE ALLOCATING VACCINE TO THE STATES BASED ON POPULATION. IF THERE’S AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, MASSACHUSETTS COULD RECEIVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOSES BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. JENNIFER: DR. PAUL BILLY — BIDDING JURY — HE FORMED THE GROUP TO HELP THE STEAK AT THE VACCINE FROM THE FACTORY TO THE FRONT LINES. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES. PFIZER’S VACCINE IS TO BE STORED AT 100 DEGREES BELOW FAHRENHEIT. >> THE SHIPPING ATTAINDER’S THAT HAVE DRY ICE CAN KEEP THE PRODUCT FOR UP TO 15 DAYS AS LONG AS THE DRY ICE IS REPLENISHED AND NOT OPENED MORE THAN TWICE A DAY. JENNIFE: THE DOCTOR IS OPTIMISTIC BUT GIVES THIS DOSE OF REALITY. >> IT WILL TAKE MONTHS AND MONTHS AND MONTHS TO BE ABLE TO ROLLOUT THIS SCALE OF VACCINATION, AND WE HAVE TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE VACCINATED A LARGE PART OF THE COMMUNITY BEFORE WE CAN START ROLLING BACK SOME OF THE INTERVENTIONS THAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW. JENNIFER: IF YOU ARE EAGER TO GET THE VACCINE, THE BEST ADVICE IS TO STAND BY. THE STATE SHOULD BE REACHING OUT TO INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY SOON TO HELP THEM WITH PLANS F

Expert explains how COVID-19 vaccine distribution will work

News about the development of a COVID-19 vaccine is encouraging, but it will still be months before it’s widely available.

News about the development of a COVID-19 vaccine is encouraging, but it will still be months before it’s widely available.

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