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HHS secretary Alex Azar to Americans: ‘Please get the vaccine’


As the first shipments of coronavirus vaccine roll out across the country, Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, tells TODAY, “We are sending out 2.9 million doses of vaccine … we hope we’ll see as much of that used as humanly possible this week.” He says he anticipates that “by late February, going into March” the distribution will be “like a flu vaccination program.” He adds: “It’s such a historic day as we hopefully see the light at the end of the tunnel,” and assures skeptics that the vaccine is safe.