Tom Frieden of the CDC said yesterday in a interview that people are likely to get the vaccine because there is a shortage of the vaccine. The fact that there is not enough vaccinations makes people want the vaccination even more.
This is a big change from when they wanted to give the vaccine freely and there was claimed to be enough people just did not budge to get their vaccine. Now that there is a shortage people are outraged because they cant get it.
Tom Frieden: I think the likelihood is that we are currently in a situation where we too little vaccine in the community. It’s quite likely that that too little vaccine is one of the things that’s making people more interested in getting vaccinated, frankly. Were we have shortages we see an increase in demand. It is likely also as we produce more vaccine and as both people are given the opportunity to get vaccinated, and as disease maybe wanes in the future, we will have significant amounts of vaccine that can’t be used. The challenge at this point is to get what vaccine we have out now available to people, provide it to doctors offices, school, health care facilities and others as rapidly as possible so that as much as is available can be used. One of the messages for states, localities and health providers is not to reserve vaccine that they have available, to give it out as soon as it comes in, because more is on the way. And the production is now in a scaled up mode, so more being produced, not as much as we would like, but more is being produced and made available as soon as it can be. Another from the phone?
(THE CDC is the center of disease control in the USA)