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Media report on Trump administration’s plan to speed up vaccinations

15:49, 12 January 2021
Media report on Trump administration’s plan to speed up vaccinations Photo: Komsomolskaya Pravda/Global Look Press

The Trump administration is set to deliver new guidelines to get coronavirus vaccinations moving much faster, Axios reports.

The administration’s new guidelines aim to speed things up and ultimately move the US closer to the widespread immunity that will put the pandemic behind the country.

New federal guidelines will recommend opening up the process to everyone older than 65 and will also aim to move doses out the door rather than holding some back. The early phases of the vaccination effort were designed to put the highest-risk people at the front of the line, but the pace of inoculations has frustrated experts and everyday Americans alike, reads the article.

The government is considering expanding the venues where people can get vaccinated to include community health centers and more pharmacies.

According to the authors of the article, the new approach of the authorities indicates a change in the vaccine distribution strategy and a shift in priorities. Now this includes the importance of accelerated rates of vaccinations.

Opening the doors to all seniors and high-risk patients mirrors steps some states have already taken, with public health experts’ encouragement, and President-elect Joe Biden has said his administration would not hold back doses for people’s second shots. There’s certainly no guarantee that this wider process will move smoothly, and there can be real costs to a sloppy rollout. Some states and counties that already opened vaccinations to large numbers of people.

US President-elect Joe Biden has criticized the Trump administration for the pace of distributing COVID vaccines, NEWS.ru reported earlier.