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Officers from the Division of Well being and Human Providers and the Pentagon are holding a joint briefing Wednesday on the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Velocity.
The briefing comes because the administration faces criticism for what seems to be a slower-than-expected rollout of the vaccines.
Greater than 11.four million doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s two-dose vaccines have been distributed throughout the nation as of Monday morning, however nearly 2.1 million photographs have been given to individuals, in accordance with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. That is a far cry from U.S. well being officers’ authentic aim of injecting a minimum of 20 million People with their first photographs earlier than the tip of the yr.
The CDC, nonetheless, acknowledged delays in its vaccine information from the states and jurisdictions that accumulate and report it to federal officers, amongst different components.
“A big distinction between the variety of doses distributed and the variety of doses administered is predicted at this level within the COVID vaccination program as a result of a number of components,” the company stated.
President-elect Joe Biden and public well being specialists have criticized Trump’s immunization program in latest days for failing to manage doses as shortly as they’re distributed.
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