Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Available For All Americans By April : Consider This from NPR Dr. Anthony Fauci said this week that it's likely that any healthy American who wants a coronavirus vaccine will be able to walk into a drugstore and get one by April. The challenge will be convincing enough people not to put it off.

While the vaccine is months away for most, health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities will be able to receive the first doses when they become available, a committee from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended this week. NPR's Pien Huang has reported on that decision and others by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices.

NPR's Andrea Hsu reports on the debate over mandatory vaccines in the workplace.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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Fauci Predicts Widespread Vaccine Availability By April. Are Americans Ready?

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Fauci Predicts Widespread Vaccine Availability By April. Are Americans Ready?

Fauci Predicts Widespread Vaccine Availability By April. Are Americans Ready?

Fauci Predicts Widespread Vaccine Availability By April. Are Americans Ready?

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Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, and Labor and Pensions Committee on Sept. 23. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, and Labor and Pensions Committee on Sept. 23.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci said this week that it's likely that any healthy American who wants a coronavirus vaccine will be able to walk into a drugstore and get one by April. The challenge will be convincing enough people not to put it off.

While the vaccine is months away for most, health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities will be able to receive the first doses when they become available, a committee from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended this week. NPR's Pien Huang has reported on that decision and others by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices.

NPR's Andrea Hsu reports on the debate over mandatory vaccines in the workplace.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Lee Hale with help from Joe Neel and Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.