US asking states to hurry vaccine, not maintain again 2nd dose

The Trump administration is asking states to hurry supply of COVID-19 vaccines to folks older than 65 and others at excessive threat not holding again the second dose of the two-dose pictures

Well being and Human Providers Secretary Alex Azar stated that “the administration within the states has been too narrowly targeted.”

Azar stated it was now time to maneuver “to the following section on the vaccine program” and broaden the pool of these eligible to get the primary dose.

That additionally means increasing the variety of locations the place folks could be vaccinated including neighborhood well being facilities and extra drug shops.

He stated the federal authorities “will deploy groups to help states doing mass vaccination efforts if they need to take action.”

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires a second shot about three weeks after the primary vaccination. One other vaccine, this one produced Moderna, requires a second shot about 4 weeks afterward. One-shot vaccines are nonetheless present process testing.

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