World, Coronavirus Update: Latest Vaccine And World News

World, Coronavirus Update: Latest Vaccine And World News

White House adviser says all vaccine doses delayed by weather will be delivered by mid-week

All backlogged doses of coronavirus vaccines that were delayed because of winter weather will be delivered by mid-week, a White House adviser says

2/23/2021 12:14:00 AM

All backlogged doses of coronavirus vaccines that were delayed because of winter weather will be delivered by mid-week, a White House adviser says

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases continue to rise. Follow here for the latest.

Chain drug stores urge White House to "more fully supply" Covid-19 vaccine to pharmaciesFrom CNN's John BonifieldThe National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging the Biden administration to more fully supply pharmacies with Covid-19 vaccine, saying demand for vaccines is “stratospheric.”

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In a letter sent to the White House and obtained by CNN, the association said only 1 million of 73 million total Covid-19 doses distributed throughout the nation to date were part of the soft launch of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb. 11.The program was established as a collaboration between the federal government and 21 national pharmacy networks to increase access to Covid-19 vaccines.

The Biden administration recently announced doses allocated to the program would double."We truly appreciate this week's announcement that the allocation for this program will double to 2 million doses per week but with only 6,500 pharmacies included in this soft launch, the increase in vaccine doses per store per week still falls short of community demand," Steven Anderson, the association's president and CEO, wrote to Andy Slavitt, White House senior adviser for Covid response, and Jeff Zients, White House Covid response coordinator. headtopics.com

Anderson said public demand for Covid-19 vaccine appointments at pharmacies has been"stratospheric," with reports of some pharmacies receiving 1,000 attempts at online appointments for every one appointment made available by a dose of vaccine.

"Acknowledging existing supply limitations, we urge a re-balancing of vaccine allocation to mitigate the situation and allow this critical program to be more fully jumpstarted as anticipated in the National Strategy," Anderson wrote.In the letter, the association said many people who are most vulnerable and at-risk to Covid-19 use pharmacies as a primary point to access healthcare. The association said many pharmacies stand ready to launch mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinics into communities of targeted populations.

"We ask the Administration to fully leverage this program because it is designed to maximize the vaccination capacity of the nation's extensive pharmacy network while holding pharmacies accountable through program performance metrics," Anderson told the White House officials in his letter.

The nation's Covid-19 vaccine supply is still limited. States have also been requesting more doses of vaccine. Read more: CNN Breaking News »

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases continue to rise. Follow here for the latest.

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