Health and Human Services Chief, Alex Azar claimed that all the nursing home residents would be vaccinated by Christmas, as the first shipments of the Pfizer vaccine are already in place. Azar asserted in an official statement, “The vaccines are going out as soon as they receive the vaccine.
This is according to the governors telling us to ship to them. We can have every nursing home patient vaccinated in the United States by Christmas. It’s really a remarkable, remarkable prospect for all of us who have loved ones in nursing homes so that we may approach Christmas with that level of comfort that our loved ones have gotten some initial protection already.
We’re not actually asking the nursing homes to wait. And we were able to have a really good discussion with CVS leadership about this misunderstanding that they had at the president’s vaccine distribution summit. So I think we’ve gotten that all straightened out with them and we’ll be getting CVS and Walgreens vaccinating our nursing home people”. Alex Azar further claimed that another hundred million doses will be confirmed once the vaccine by Moderna gets approved.