The Biden administration will start delivering COVID-19 vaccines to pick pharmacies starting subsequent week. In a White House briefing held Tuesday, Jeffrey Zients stated that starting Feb. 11, people who find themselves eligible for the vaccine beneath their state’s necessities will have the ability to make an appointment by way of their pharmacy.
“Due to the present provide constraints, this shall be restricted when it begins subsequent week,” Zients stated, including that about 6,500 pharmacies shall be introduced on-line in the course of the preliminary rollout earlier than this system expands.
Pharmacy places have been chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based mostly on fairness and vulnerability, he stated. The CDC may even monitor the info on an ongoing foundation to make sure provide is used effectively and equitably.
About 1 million doses shall be allotted to the pharmacies within the first part. The vaccine allotment going to pharmacies is along with the provision already being despatched to states, and is a results of Moderna and Pfizer’s potential to extend manufacturing, Zients stated.
Zients additionally stated that the nation’s vaccine provide general has elevated by greater than 20% for the reason that Biden administration took workplace.
“For the following three weeks, we’ll present a minimal of 10.5 million in complete doses per week throughout all jurisdictions,” he stated.