President-elect Biden gets his second dose of COVID vaccine

President-elect Biden gets his second dose of COVID vaccine”

The Trump administration also said Tuesday it would begin releasing all available vaccine supply, rather than holding back second doses, as the incoming administration said last week it meant to do. The CDC recommendations give first priority to healthcare workers and nursing home residents.

Earlier Tuesday, MDH launched a COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard with county-level numbers for how many people have been vaccinated, what proportions of vaccines have been administered to different groups of people and so on.

Phase 1a of the vaccination process continues with 550 first vaccines having been administered so far.

The last-minute shift, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar with fewer than eight days left in the Trump administration, added new complications to an already hard handoff of one of the most ambitious immunization campaign in American history.

In other states, local health authorities have started asking residents 65 and older to register, in anticipation the vaccination campaign would be expanded. But the officials said immediately including people 64 and under with a high-risk condition - which can mean everything from diabetes to obesity - would stretch supply and saddle states desperately in need of additional resources to augment their workforce and stand up mass vaccination sites.

The government is looking to vaccinate 1.4 million health care workers by the end of February, according to the health minister, and then "17.4 million public sector officers whose job it is to meet many people".

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday sought permission from the Trump administration to directly purchase 100,000 doses of the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and partner BioNTech, which was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use. Instead, it would accelerate shipment of the first doses and use the levers of government power to provide required second doses in a timely manner.

Dr. Russell Medford, Chairman of the Center for Global Health Innovation and Global Health Crisis Coordination Center, said Trump's new policy could save lives "if all the elements of the new policy described by Secretary Azar are effectively implemented".

Public health experts have said that no USA state, including NY, has so far come close to using up its federal allotments of vaccines, a much slower than expected roll-out blamed in part on rigid rules limiting who can be inoculated.

The new approach aligns with President elect Joe Biden's plan to release most of the available vaccine doses so that a greater share of the population can be protected. Just over 7,000 have gotten their second dose. "The good news is that 700,000 people are getting vaccinated every single day".

"We know that the cold-chain distribution is not complete". "The public health prevention measures we are asking people to do - stay home, mask up, social distance - aren't getting us to where we need to be".

Azar said they'll brief the Biden transition team on the changes, but didn't seek their blessing.

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