First U.S. COVID-19 vaccines could ship in late December or early January: Fauci

First U.S. COVID-19 vaccines could ship in late December or early January: Fauci

Top U.S. infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said if everything goes well, the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines likely become available to some high-risk Americans in late December or early January.

“Americans will likely know “sometime in December whether or not we have a safe and effective vaccine. The first interim look (at trial results) should be, we hope, within the next few weeks,” he said in a live chat on Twitter and Facebook.

Fauci said life will likely not get back to normal “until the end of 2021 at least.”

The U.S. has reported more than 9,216,000 COVID-19 cases and 234,218 deaths.

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