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Biden says US to hit 100 million vaccine goal on Friday

Biden says US to hit 100 million vaccine goal on Friday”

Ms Psaki said the United States had access to 7 million releasable doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine but had no plans to share them with any countries at this time other than Canada and Mexico.

The shipments are loans, expected to be repaid in vaccine later this year, per Axios.

"Our first priority remains vaccinating the USA population", Psaki said.

Pharmacists said vaccine rollout had been going "very smoothly" up until the reports of the temporary suspension of the vaccine in some European countries.

More than 1.3 million vaccine doses have been given out in Ontario so far.

The AstraZeneca vaccine has not yet been authorized for use in the USA but has been by the World Health Organization.

AstraZeneca has millions of doses made in a US facility and has said that it would have 30 million shots ready at the beginning of April.

The initial run of doses manufactured in the United States are owned by the federal government under the terms of agreements reached with drugmakers, and the Biden administration has faced calls from allies across the globe to release the AstraZeneca vaccinations for immediate use.

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"We're making tremendous progress, in fact as of last night almost 50 per cent of all residents aged 80 or older have now received at least their first dose", said Ford.

"God bless America, they are coming to our rescue", said Ontario Premier Doug Ford, the leader of Canada's most populous province.

"Now our options are: invite people for their second vaccine a bit early - strongly discouraged by NHS England and it goes against the principle of vaccinating as many people as possible; invite younger adults - NHS England have specifically forbidden us from doing this, even though we've got vaccine and vaccinators; give it to someone else - everyone is in the same situation; waste it - this would be a tragedy".

Tens of millions of doses have been stockpiled in the USA, waiting for emergency use authorisation, and that has sparked an worldwide outcry that lifesaving vaccine is being withheld when it could be used elsewhere. Still, it was generally seen within reach, if optimistic.

By the time Biden was inaugurated on January 20, the USA had already administered 20 million shots at a rate of about 1 million per day, bringing complaints at the time that Biden's goal was not ambitious enough. He quickly revised it upward to 150 million doses in his first 100 days. We have the ability to administer over 4.8 million doses per month, and that's a conservative figure.

"And once I get them I will call you a champion, but I need to get the delivery first, so thank you".

Aman Sehdev, from Masters Pharmacy, Oldbury, Birmingham, which has been vaccinating around 1,000 patients a week, said the actions of European countries had had a "massive impact" on appointments. Trump's lax approach and lack of credibility also contributed to poor adherence to public safety rules among the American public.



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