EDT MR. Walensky and Dr. Thanks for joining us. Given the scheduling constraints to switch from yesterday to today, we shifted to phone briefing, so we will get back to our regular format next week. You will be able to see slides on this screen as we progress here. Fauci and Walensky in a moment. First, I want to start with a focus on the progress we are making on vaccinations, which we all know is the best line of defense against COVID and the Delta variant. The report is 1. The
Be grateful you, everybody, for -- for body here and thank you for those who are on the phone this morning. As we promised about two weeks ago, that we would be giving you regular updates on our COVID response and -- and vaccine distribution plans, that's what we're at this juncture to do today. As many of you know, the Department of Defense has long been planning a phased, standardized, and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering COVID vaccines en route for protect our people, maintain readiness, after that support the national COVID response. We're going to cover five specific pieces of information that are of consequence to the force and the broadcast -- the size of the early DOD allocation, the prioritization schema designed for the populations who receive the vaccine first, our priority plan phases designed for the distribution, the locations of the initial vaccine distributions and the all-purpose allocations, and the timeline for early distribution and next phases of the distribution and vaccinations. We have a lot of information to share. We've provided you all with the slides in advance, as well as our press release. There should be advantageous documents to follow along with.
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