St. Louis, Missouri 2021-02-23 12:50:00 –
Washington-State has been vaccinated about 14.5 million times this week with a coronavirus vaccine, increasing the dose distribution by nearly 70% last month, White House spokesman Jen Psaki said Tuesday.
The limited supply of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines has hampered the pace of vaccination. This was before extreme winter weather delayed about 6 million vaccinations last week.
The number of doses the state receives will increase from the weekly 8.6 million received in Biden’s first week of inauguration. The White House announced last week that the state would be vaccinated for 13.5 million doses.
The White House announced last week that it is in the process of doubling the number of doses sent directly to pharmacies to 2 million. Psaki also told White House Coronavirus Coordinator Jeff Zients on Tuesday that the pharmacy would see about 100,000 dose increases this week.
President Joe Biden states that all Americans wishing to be vaccinated will be vaccinated by the end of July.
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