The government will increase the number of mobile vaccination units and will order the pharmacy network to conduct vaccination without prior appointment
United States The goal is to achieve 160 million citizens Before he celebrated his Independence Day on July 4, by then, 70% of adults (about 230 million) in the country had received at least one dose.
president America, Joe Biden, Plans to announce this commitment on Tuesday, and increase efforts and public investment to make the vaccine easier to reach in rural areas, and strengthen publicity activities so that those who are least willing to be vaccinated can be vaccinated.
Senior U.S. government officials emphasized that the U.S. government is reluctant to talk about herd immunization when it promises to reach these levels, but understands that reaching these levels will mean “beginning to normalize.”
On the other hand, as for Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized it, and as expected in the next few days, Biden will urge the states vaccination Coming soon Adolescents between 12 and 15 years old Therefore, they must take the medicine at least before July 4 and have received full immunizations to prevent falling back to school.
Currently, according to the data of the U.S. government, there are already 105 million Americans (31%) have been fully vaccinated and 147 million (56%) have received at least one dose.
The high vaccination rate has led to a sharp drop in cases, hospitalizations and emergencies. Coronavirus deaths, Especially among the elderly: Since January, the number of deaths in this group has fallen by 80%.
According to Biden’s goal today, the percentage of fully immunized population will reach nearly half of the population July 4 -48%-, 70% for those who have taken at least one dose.
In this new phase, the government will redouble its efforts to expand vaccination to rural areas and persuade those who have not made up their minds to finally get immunization.
Therefore, as White house, Will be ordered at Pharmacy Network Approximately 40,000 people have been vaccinated without an appointment, and states are encouraged to also allow vaccination management at their opening locations without an appointment.
In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will support local centers and The number of mobile units will increase To be vaccinated, they will mainly travel to hard-to-reach areas. And will invest to promote the acquisition of vaccines.
Biden plans to announce his departure $250 million Let local communities and organizations provide advice to people who need to be vaccinated, and provide more doses to those who are most at risk or least willing; and help with appointments or assist in transporting them to those in need.
In addition, 130 million will be dedicated to education and publicity campaigns targeting rural communities, ethnic minorities, the worst-served communities, the disabled or other groups.
Similarly, for rural areas, direct transportation Go to the clinic for vaccinations.