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States Prepare For Potential Fall Vaccine Distribution Under Pressure From CDC

"We've got to take a deep breath," says one health official about the rapid timeline pushed by the CDC. "It is very clear that we need to lean forward to prepare to deliver the vaccine."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked states to prepare for distribution of a coronavirus vaccine. Source: Elijah Nouvelage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently sent guidance to states on how to prepare to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. The agency asked for a distribution plan as soon as October and said that vaccination sites should be ready by Nov. 1. Those dates caught a lot of people off guard and set off some alarm bells that political pressure was tainting the process.

"I was obviously concerned because of the politicization that's going on," says , executive director of the American Public Health Association. President Trump a vaccine

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