President Trump announced a vaccine distribution plan Wednesday and predicted availability as early as October, directly contradicting a much longer timeline offered earlier in the day by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director.
It's just incorrect information," Trump said Wednesday in response to a question from Fox News' John Roberts.
Trump reiterated a rapid timeline again at the White House news conference Wednesday, saying it could be ready as soon as October and "we're ready to distribute immediately."
The Trump Administration released a coronavirus distribution strategy Wednesday to work with state and localities to ensure Americans have access to the shots in rapid time.
Dr. Scott Atlas, a White House coronavirus adviser, said he expected the high priority population will be vaccinated "no later than January" and then 700 million of the doses of the vaccine will be available at the end of the first quarter of 2021 for broader distribution.