What your family needs to know about low COVID-19 vaccine stockpiles

Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, details the issues with the vaccination supply and when it might be expected to be replenished.
2:34 | 01/18/21

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We bring in ashish jha, Dean of the brown university school of public health. You just heard in Kaylee's report, and Joe Biden promising 100 million doses in his first 100 days in office. Is this attainable in. It's attainable. They've got a good team in place. Personally I'd like to see them beat those numbers, because we're in very bad shape in the pandemic. We need as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. You heard in Kaylee's report about the vaccine stock pile issue. I think production is still cooking along fine, I don't think there's any problem with production with either pfizer or modern. There's been a lot of miscommunication and a lot of overpromising by the trump administration. About how many doses we're going my understanding is that the production continues fine and we'll have the vaccines we need, we were overpromised how many we would have by now. What do you believe more people will receive the vaccine, I'm talk about people who are not over the age of 65, or who don't have an underlying condition, when can they expect to be vaccinated? I can imagine the average person without those risk factors, starting to get access by April or may. Obviously if things don't go well it will seep into summer. But I'm more optimistic than that. We've heard from some people they're being infected after the first dose, people are wondering, when is it safe to visit my older parents or my grandparents when they've been First of all, everybody needs two doses. One dose offers some level of protection but not enough. Everybody needs two doses. After two doses people are pretty protected. It's about 95%, both moderna and pfizer. If you're in an area with a lot of infections you still need to be careful. You can visit, I would still maintain some amount of care but after that, as the pandemic gets better this will become much easier. Let's turn to that American teen back in the U.S. After

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