Biden administration will start sending Covid vaccines directly to pharmacies as it ups shipments to states
The U.S. will increase its weekly shipments of Covid-19 vaccine doses to states by 5% and send some doses directly to pharmacies to expand access to the lifesaving shots nationwide, the Biden administration’s Covid-19 response team said Tuesday.
The federal government will now send a minimum of 10.5 million doses per week for the next three weeks across the U.S., White House Covid response coordinator Jeff Zients said on a conference call with reporters Tuesday.
The increase comes a week after the White House said it would up supply to states by 16% over the next three weeks. The administration is also buying an additional 100 million doses of both Pfizer‘s and Moderna‘s two-shot vaccines and said last week it will provide enough doses for 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.
The federal government will send doses directly to drugstores beginning …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]