"In fact, 90% of what is happening now is the plan that we had"

“I do think we had plans,” Slaoui told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Saturday. “In fact, 90% of what is happening now is the plan that we had.”

“Of course, the first thing was to accelerate the development of the vaccine,” Slaoui explained. “We contracted, specifically, 100 million doses of the vaccine, but built into the contracts options to acquire more vaccines once we knew they were effective.”

“So, I think what is happening now is right, but I think what is happening was – substantially was the plan.”

Slaoui highlighted that the 90% covered “manufacturing, supply and distribution,” but he gave credit to using FEMA and sports arenas as mass vaccination sites as good steps to help “accelerate” administration of shots that the plan did not cover.