The Trump administration is releasing a second dose of coronovirus vaccines that were held back for booster shots and from the states prioritizing administering the vaccine to people over 65 and giving doses to people with pre-existing health conditions Urging a shift from its prior guidance to. health care workers.
“Previously, we have already provided every dose of vaccine. So we were withdrawing the second dose as a safety stop, “Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on ABC’s” Good Morning America “on Tuesday. “We now believe that our manufacturing is sufficiently predictable that we can ensure that the second dose is available to people from ongoing production. So now everything is available for our states and our health care providers. “
Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are expected to provide details about the change later on Tuesday.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25.4 million doses of the vaccine have been delivered, but only 8.9 million Americans have received one pill.
Axios first reported the planned announcement.