President-elect Biden names former FDA Chief to head COVID vaccine distribution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHTM) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a White House veteran to lead his COVID vaccine distribution plan.

He’s tapped Dr. David Kessler to become the Chief Science Officer of COVID Response. Kessler headed the Food and Drug Administration in the 1990s under both Presidents Bush and Clinton.

Kessler would be in charge of carrying out Biden’s goal of administering 100 million COVID vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office.

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