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Question: When the COVID-19 vaccine is released to the public, how much is going to cost and who is going to pay for it?
Answer: Recent reports offer hope that the coronavirus vaccine will be widely available at no additional cost in the United States.
Under the Trump Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to ensure all Americans have access to the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost when it becomes available, its website states.
“Under President Trump’s leadership, we have developed a comprehensive plan to support the swift and successful distribution of a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said.
Additionally, the Washington Post reports hundreds of millions of vaccine doses have been pre-purchased with taxpayer money, and the U.S. federal government has vowed to make them available free.
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