Azar Lays Out Timeline For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution For Healthy Adults

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar speaks after a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the HHS on June 26, 2020. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday that the general adult population in the U.S. will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine by mid-2021.

“Yes, by the second quarter of next year,” Azar replied when Axios reporter Mike Allen asked if the vaccine will be “widely available” to “any adult” in the country by spring.

“My expectation is that next year we return to normalcy in our lives thanks to the incredible work of Operation Warp Speed and these vaccines,” the Trump official added.

Watch Azar below:

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