Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-03-16 17:38:34 –
More than 22 million COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed next week. This is a new record in the United States for containing the coronavirus.
The White House has announced that the state will receive more than 16 million doses of three approved coronavirus vaccines, slightly higher than last week. The rest is sent to federally controlled programs such as mass vaccination sites, retail pharmacies, and community health centers.
Whitehouse COVID-19 Coordinator Jeff Seients called the governor on Tuesday to inform the governor of their assignment. Most of this week’s doses come from Moderna and Pfizer, but some supplies of Johnson & Johnson are beginning to ship.
Supply is set to accelerate further when the federal government expects J & J to start 4 to 6 million doses per week.
The increase in supply is due to more states raising vaccine eligibility standards prior to President Joe Biden’s order that all adults be eligible for vaccination by May 1.