U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief Margaret Chan announced Thursday that the vaccine schedule is still important to Americans, despite the latest coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m not a big fan of schedules,” Chan said.
“The schedule that I have, and the schedule that the American public wants is a schedule that’s based on what’s in the science, based on how we’re going to respond to this pandemic.”
Chan said that her focus in the coming months will be to make sure that vaccines are given to all Americans, including the most vulnerable populations.
She also said that the world’s health organizations need to focus on vaccines and that she believes that it is time for the world to stop using the term “covirus pandemics.”
“We have to stop thinking about it as a pandemic,” she said.
“There are no pandemies.
There is a new disease that is emerging.”
The CDC’s vaccine schedule has been updated since the first vaccine hit the market in December.
Chan’s comments come just two days after she announced the vaccine-preventable coronaviruses were in line for a second shot.
She said that a third shot would be in the works, but it will be in a form that is safer.
“We’re not saying it’s going to be a two-dose vaccine,” she told reporters Thursday.
“But it’s not going to have any side effects, and we think that’s the best way to protect people and the world.”
Chan, who will retire in July, said that she was also working on a plan to address the rising incidence of SIDS, the sudden death of a baby who was born with a birth defect.
She added that there is no vaccine for SIDS.
“If you think about SIDS — it’s a very rare disorder, and if we had a vaccine, it would be the best thing that could have happened,” she added.
“What we’re trying to do is provide the safest possible vaccine that we can and have it available to everybody.”
Chan’s remarks came just a few days after the United Nations warned that more than 5 million people could die from coronavirochavirus outbreaks around the world if the U.N. does not act quickly.
Chan said that global efforts to get the U