Top health officials say the public should not be too skeptical when it comes to the issue concerning Covid-19 vaccination. A news story from Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the National Institute of Health’s sole concern is to get everyone vaccinated once the vaccine becomes available next year.

A top health official on Sunday pleaded with Americans to overcome skepticism surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health, said on “Meet the Press” that convincing enough people to get vaccinated against the virus is a “great concern” among health officials when asked about a study that found just under half of health care workers in Miami-Dade County’s public hospital network would be interested in getting the vaccine in the coming weeks.

“I would like to plead with people who are listening to this morning to really hit the reset button on whatever they think they knew about this vaccine that might cause them to be so skeptical,” Collins said on “Meet the Press.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Friday.

Drugmaker Pfizer is expected to deliver roughly 2.9 million initial doses across the United States this coming week, The New York Times reports. High-risk populations, including health care workers and residents at assisted living facilities, will be prioritized for the first doses. The vaccine will likely be widely available to the public by late spring or early summer.

 

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