Tampa, Florida 2021-02-23 13:33:34 –
Washington, DC-The 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.
“Thanks to the President’s efforts, we are on track to get enough vaccines for 300 million Americans by the end of July, Americans masking and social distance. We continue to encourage respect and adherence to public health guidelines, “said Psaki. Her briefing on Tuesday.
See the briefing below
Also on Tuesday, the White House will begin recovery from a devastating winter storm where the state has damaged homes and businesses and has not given millions of people electricity or clean water for days. Biden has announced that he will visit Texas on Friday.
The administration says Biden and his wife Jill will travel to Houston, where he will meet with local leaders to discuss the ongoing recovery from last winter’s storm. He also visits the COVID-19 Health Center where the vaccine is distributed.
Millions of Texas residents continue to be notified of boiling water after sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall have caused power outages and pipe ruptures throughout the state.
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