Biden admin will reallocate COVID vaccines to states with more interest

Biden admin will reallocate COVID vaccines to states with more interest


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The Biden administration will begin reallocating COVID-19 vaccine doses from states with lower demand to those with greater interest in the shots.

The shift comes as the overall demand for vaccines has dropped nationwide, with some states turning down, in full or in part, their weekly allocation for doses.

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The feds will now start giving the declined doses to other states in an effort to speed up vaccination efforts in those areas, an administration official told the Associated Press.

The states that turn down doses from the federal government will still be able to return to receiving their full available shipment at any time.

An official places a new shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines into storage in Vernon, California.Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The White House notified governors about the change Tuesday morning.

Currently, 44.4 percent of people in the US — and 56.3 percent of adults — have received at least

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