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Coronavirus vaccine will be made free for Americans who can’t afford it, U.S. officials say

June 16, 2020


The coronavirus vaccine will be provided free of charge to Americans who can’t afford it, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.

Any American who is “vulnerable, who cannot afford the vaccine and desires the vaccine, we will provide it for free,” a senior administration official told reporters during a press briefing Tuesday morning.

The administration is also working with insurers, the official said. Some commercial insurers have expressed “eagerness” to cover the vaccine without a co-pay, the official said, adding most are already covering coronavirus-related services.

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