The Trump administration will encourage states to broaden the reach of Combid-19 vaccines to speed up a staggering vaccination campaign.
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said health officials Tuesday would emphasize expanding the availability of shots for people over 65 who could put them at greater risk of serious illness, regardless of the underlying conditions, and 65 Anyone younger than. In an interview with Fox & Friends.
According to the Surgeon General, the US will no longer hold a second dose of vaccine to make more shots available immediately.
“We have enough in reserve that we can only start pushing those doses,” Adams said.
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sent a letter to governors making recommendations Tuesday, according to U.S. officials who spoke before making the decision. Planned announcement, first President-Elect follows Joe Biden’s pledge to release more supplies of available vaccines, as reported by Axios.
Operation Speed, the Trump administration’s vaccine development and distribution initiative, had made a bid to withdraw some doses of two-shot vaccines to ensure that those who did receive their second.
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Last week, Biden’s office said it would not continue to reserve doses for other shots in response to a slower-than-anticipated rate of vaccination in the US.
An administration official said the federal government is also sending $ 3 billion for vaccine distribution and offering technical assistance aimed at helping establish large vaccination sites.
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After developing Kovid vaccines in record time, the taunting motion has been criticized for a sluggish start in the administration of shots. Meanwhile, inconsistent public-health messages, a cycle of different state health strategies and new forms of the virus that may be more communicable are complicating the effort.
Nevertheless, vaccination rates are increasing. The amount of doses taken in the US increased by 1.25 million on Monday. Daily profit up to 9.27 million according to Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker.
Some governors have already opted for open access to wider people groups. For example, any resident of Georgia, Florida, Texas, Delaware, or Ohio who is 65 or older can sign up for a shot. But other states have more closely followed recommendations made by a panel of CDC advisors late last year that prioritize front-line health care workers and residents and employees of long-term care facilities. Those An official said that the guidelines will not be changed.
The patchwork of state regulations has led to confusion about who is eligible to receive the vaccine. While some states have long lines and filled appointment books due to high demand, other states have struggled to deploy shots received at Operation Tana pace.
According to Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker, as of Monday, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina had used 20% to 30% of their doses. At the same time, North and South Dakota, Connecticut and West Virginia take up about two-thirds of their stock.
The Pfizer vaccine is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use in people 16 and older, while the modern vaccine is for those 18 and older.
– Assisted by Angelica Lavito, Drew Armstrong and Jordan Fabian
(Updated with additional details and references)