To achieve this goal, Biden will direct tens of thousands of pharmacies participating in the federal pharmacy program to offer meetings and redirect resources to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support more pop-up clinics, smaller municipal vaccination sites, and more mobile clinics, officials said.
The Biden administration will also send new distributions of Covid-19 vaccines to rural health clinics across the country and provide additional funding to help communities conduct outreach to help vaccinate more Americans.
Extending the emergency permit for people in this age group will open up eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine to an additional 5% of the US population.
“We will be able to mobilize immediately,”
As of Tuesday, more than 105 million Americans had been fully vaccinated, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 147 million Americans had had at least one dose of the vaccine. Biden’s new target will require nearly 100 million additional shots fired over the next 60 days, the official said.
The moves come as the Biden administration races to fire weapons as options spread across the country and threaten to change the nation’s progress in fighting the pandemic.
After spending months focused on increasing the supply and spread of vaccines, the White House is now working to combat vaccine volatility. Tuesday’s announcement is the latest effort to build confidence in the safety and efficacy of the three Covid-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States.
Biden will talk Tuesday about how to make access to vaccinations more convenient, support community vaccine training and local efforts to reach them, and reach those in rural communities in the administration’s Covid-19 response.
The president will announce nearly $ 250 million to fund community-based organizations to hire and mobilize community workers, community health workers, social workers, and more to increase access to Covid-19 vaccines. most severely affected by the pandemic.
Biden will also announce more than $ 130 million in funding to improve education and information on vaccines and to work to reduce health inequalities in underserved communities.
Nearly $ 250 million will be immediately allocated to states, territories and some major city governments to fund the next phase of its vaccine promotion efforts. More than $ 100 million will go to approximately 4,600 rural health clinics across the country to support the reach of vaccines in rural communities.
In addition, nearly $ 860 million will go to help health clinics and rural hospitals expand their capacity to test and mitigate Covid-19 to stop the virus from spreading.
This is an innovative story and will be updated.