Biden to Increase Number of Vaccines Sent to States

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The vaccine rollout has not been going as smoothly as planned. President Biden announced yesterday that he plans to increase the weekly supply of COVID-19 vaccines sent to each state by 16 percent.

  • The vaccine supply would increase from 8.6 million to 10 million per week.
  • The government will inform states of coming vaccines three weeks ahead of time.
  • The Biden administration will purchase 100 million additional vaccine doses over the summer.
  • A new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is on the horizon, with 100 million doses to be available this summer, if it’s approved. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines each require two doses taken 21 or 28 days apart, respectively. 

With each state handling the vaccine rollout differently, confusion and frustration abound. Dr. Anthony Fauci is hopeful that 85 percent of Americans will be vaccinated by the end of the summer, and the country will reach a “degree of normality” by the fall.

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