Fauci thinks widespread vaccine distribution might be available as soon as April

Anthony Fauci said he thinks that by April it will be “open season” for vaccinations in the country, and anyone who wants a shot will be able to get one.

Speaking on NBC’s “Today,” Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases doctor and science adviser to President Biden, predicted the rate of vaccinations will pick up in the spring as more doses become available and more locations start administering shots.

He said the pace will increase because of the administration’s programs to allow pharmacies and community health centers to administer shots.

“I would imagine by the time we get to April, that would be what I call … open season. Namely, virtually everybody and anybody in any category can start to get vaccinated,” Fauci said.

Not everything will be over in April, though. Fauci added that logistically it will still take “several more months” to get the vaccine into people’s arms, but that hopefully the overwhelming majority of people in this country will be vaccinated by the end of the summer.