The Trump administration today released a plan to distribute an eventual COVID-19 vaccine free of charge, initially to targeted groups and more broadly as supply increases.
The government is planning a phased distribution using a contract awarded to McKesson in August. The first recipients could include:
- Healthcare personnel likely to be exposed to or treat people with COVID-19.
- People at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including those with underlying medical conditions and people 65 years of age and older.
- Other essential workers.