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Coronavirus vaccine will be made free for Americans who can't afford it, US officials say

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A nurse wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as she cares for a coronavirus COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit (I.C.U.) at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020 in San Jose, California.

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The coronavirus vaccine will be provided free of charge to Americans who can’t afford it, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.

Any Americans who is “vulnerable, who cannot afford the vaccine and desires the vaccine, we will provide it for free,” a senior administration official told reporters during a press briefing Tuesday morning.

Some commercial insurers have also expressed “eagerness” to cover the vaccine without a co-pay, the official said, adding most are already covering coronavirus-related services.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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