U.S. Will Likely Not Need AstraZeneca Vaccine But Shot Has Good Efficacy, Says Dr. Fauci


Top U.S. infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. will likely not need the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as the country already has adequate supply of other shots, in what could be the latest blow for the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company that has seen its prototype vaccine embroiled in a testing and safety controversy.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci said it was unclear if the U.S. would ever use the AstraZeneca shot but as things stand right now “we will not need it.”

Dr. Fauci was quick to note that this was not a “negative indictment” of the AstraZeneca shot which he thinks is a good vaccine from an efficacy standpoint if its safety issues get straightened out.

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