The White House may consider allocating vaccine doses to areas based on demand quite than inhabitants, a senior aide mentioned Wednesday.
Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to President Biden’s coronavirus response group, mentioned that the administration may begin monitoring the place there’s a surplus of doses.
“As we vaccinate greater and better parts of populations, it would make sense for us to proceed to look at the place vaccines are wanted, how vaccines are distributed [and] one of the simplest ways to achieve extra individuals,” Slavitt mentioned at a COVID-19 press briefing.
“And we will likely be in a scenario, in contrast to the one we’re conversant in during the last couple of months, the place now we have an abundance of vaccines so I won’t consider it as a lot as shifting as a lot as I would consider it as ensuring that we have been placing sufficient vaccines in all of the locations that they’re wanted.”
Slavitt mentioned there are presently 50,000 vaccine websites all through the nation, however that quantity climb to 70,000 subsequent month as extra pharmacies begin administering the photographs.
“Extra Individuals will get extra appointments in additional handy places,” Slavitt mentioned.
Biden has directed states to increase vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has mentioned that greater than 147 million doses have been administered up to now within the US.