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Nursing homes and seniors would receive top prioritization for a coronavirus vaccine once it’s released, according to President Trump.  

Officials would focus on providing a vaccine to those most at risk for suffering serious complications from the virus, Trump indicated during an interview with Fox Business in May. A vaccine might not be available for a year, though some expert estimates at press time said initial doses might be ready as early as December. 

“Our military is now being mobilized so at the end of the year we’re going to be able to give it to a lot of people very, very rapidly,” Trump said.