Press release

Statement from CMS Administrator Seema Verma on FDA Emergency Use Authorization of a COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

“Today’s announcement is a historic turning point in the fight against the virus. The beginning of the end of this chapter in our world’s history has arrived. Our hearts and minds continue to be with those who have lost loved ones, and I urge states to prioritize nursing homes and vulnerable seniors in their distribution of the vaccine. As we approach more widespread distribution, all Americans can take comfort in the fact that CMS has laid the groundwork to guarantee that every American can get the vaccine for free.”


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