Biden to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine distribution by releasing available doses
Biden to Accelerate, COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, by Releasing Available Doses.
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has announced
his plans to speed up the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. .
The president-elect believes we must
accelerate distribution of the vaccine while
continuing to ensure the Americans who
need it most get it as soon as possible, T.J. Ducklo, Transition Team Spokesman, via 'The New York Times'.
Biden’s administration will “immediately” begin
releasing available doses when he assumes office.
He supports releasing available
doses immediately, and believes the
government should stop holding back
vaccine supply so we can get more
shots in Americans’ arms now, T.J. Ducklo, Transition Team Spokesman, via 'The New York Times'.
More details about his plan will be
reportedly shared next week. .
Under the Trump administration,
roughly half of the country’s COVID-19 vaccine doses
are being held back in order to execute a two-dose system. .
Both Moderna and Pfizer's vaccines require two doses,
meaning the current distribution system
is designed to ensure those who already
got the first dose will receive the second. .
State and local public health
officials have been struggling to administer
the vaccine due to overwhelmed hospitals
and finicky vaccine storage requirements.
As of January 7, the Trump administration
has shipped more than 21 million COVID-19 vaccine doses,
but only 5.9 million people have been inoculated.