Transcript for Nursing homes, health care workers receive vaccines
Next tonight, a reality check on the vaccine rollout. Operation warp speed hoping that 20 million Americans would be vags noted by the end of the month, but so far, just 1 million people have received the vaccine. So, what's behind the delay? And what does that mean for that larger target of 200 million doses delivered by the end of March? Here's ABC's Victor Oquendo. Reporter: Tonight, as nursing home residents and health care workers are among the first to get the vaccines, reality setting in that the rollout isn't happening as quickly as expected. Immunizations, shots in arms, is happening slower than we thought it would be. Reporter: Health and human services secretary Alex Azar pledging this less than three weeks ago. We're going to focus on those most vulnerable and those most on the front lines of treating people with covid with the initial 40 million doses in the next month. Reporter: Operation warp speed now saying they won't even meet their lower goal of having 20 million Americans injected by month's end. That objective is not met in -- is unlikely to be met. Reporter: The latest count? 9 million doses delivered but only a million Americans have actually received injections so far. The federal government has just not done enough for that last mile when I to the state and gets into people's I'm hoping that pace picks up this week and next, but if it doesn't, I think we're going to start getting concerned whether we can get all these vaccines out to people quickly enough. Reporter: The federal government, however, saying they're still hoping to have 200 million vaccine doses delivered by the end of March. Some of that hope now coming to rural America. Moderna's vaccine, which doesn't require special refgeration like pfizers, here about to take off from Boise, Idaho, for more distance parts of the state. And there is now a third vaccine on the horizon. Operation warp speed expects Johnson & Johnson to apply for that emergency use authorization by early February and if given the green light, their rollout would begin mid to late February. Whit? A lot ridingn those other vaccines. Victor, thank you. Meantime, covid relief for
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