Vaccination cards will be used as the “simplest” way to track Covid-19 shots, said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Coalition for Action, which supports front-line workers who will administer Covid-19 vaccinations. 19.
“Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when the next dose should be,” Moore said. “Let’s do the simple, easy first. Everyone will understand.”
Vaccination clinics will also report to their state immunization registries what vaccine has been given, so that, for example, an establishment can fulfill an inquiry if it does not know where the patient received the first dose.
Moore said many places plan to ask patients to voluntarily provide a cell phone number so they can receive a text message telling them when and where their next dose should be given.
Each dose administered will be reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Claire Hanan, executive director of the Association of Immunization Managers.
The CDC did not immediately respond to CNN̵
As for the vaccine kits, the DoD image shows that the kits include a card, a needle and a syringe, alcohol wipes and a mask. Operation Warp Speed has 100 million sets of vaccines ready for use if and when the spread of a coronavirus vaccine begins, said General Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of Warp Speed, last month.
By February, 100 million Americans could be vaccinated against coronavirus, Moncef Slavey, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, said Wednesday.
The United States said that if Pfizer and Moderna won emergency approval from the FDA in December, they could distribute 40 million doses of the vaccine by the end of the month. Each vaccine requires two doses, so that is enough to fully vaccinate 20 million people.
CNN’s Maggie Fox, Jason Hannah and Madeleine Holcomb contributed to this report.