Vaccines will be provided when demand increases
An official said on Tuesday that the administration of President Joe Biden will begin to modify the distribution of coronavirus vaccines, sending doses from states with lower demand to states that show the greatest interest.
This is a change, because so far, distribution has been strictly based on population. The country’s demand for coronavirus vaccines has declined, but in some states, these states have rejected all or part of the weekly allowance. The federal government will send some of these doses to areas with greater demand to speed up the vaccination campaign among them.
These countries will be able to provide vaccines when demand increases, which is an important priority for the Biden administration.
The White House informed the governor of this rule on Tuesday morning. The Washington Post was the first to report on the new release.
This week, Iowa rejected nearly 75% of the state’s available dose because demand remains low.
Various states have made similar changes to their internal allocations based on changes in demand. Last week, Washington State changed the way it distributes vaccines to counties. It used to be done in proportion to the population, but Governor Jay Insleee said on Thursday that it will do so in accordance with the requirements of the health authorities in the future.
The official who confirmed the distribution decision spoke on condition of anonymity in anticipation of the official release.