The U.S. should expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility in order to ensure more Americans receive shots in the coming weeks, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday.
“Right now, every shot in an arm is a win,” Gottlieb said on “Squawk Box.”
The U.S. fell far short of its year-end 2020 goal of vaccinating 20 million people against Covid-19. While about 13.1 million doses were delivered to states as of Jan. 2, only roughly 4.23 million Americans actually received their initial dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer, the only ones authorized in the U.S. for emergency use, both require two doses a few weeks apart.
Gottlieb, a former…