Six times fewer Americans were vaccinated against coronavirus in December than previously planned.
By the end of December, 2.8 million people in the United States were vaccinated against COVID-19, that is, more than six times less than originally planned. It was reported by Reuters on Thursday, December 31.
At first, the United States expected to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020, considering this a realistic goal. In total, only 14 million doses of vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna were shipped to the United States.
At the same time, in a commentary to Reuters, one of the representatives of the regional medical department said that there is not enough federal funding in the field, which is why they cannot hire enough personnel for vaccinations.
Recall that earlier Moderna announced 94% effectiveness of its vaccine. The study involved 30 thousand volunteers. At the same time, severe forms of COVID-19 were observed only in those who received a placebo.