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According to several states, they are beginning to reject some of the COVID-19 vaccine doses from federal allocations as demand drops nationwide. in the New York Times.
The drop represents hundreds of thousands of doses and appears to be widespread across the country. Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington reduced vaccine applications for next week, the newspaper reported.
Each week, the federal government assigns vaccines to each state based on population size, and then state officials determine how many doses to order.
Agreed, Iowa requested 29% of the doses allocated by the state for next week and The Associated Press. Wisconsin ordered approximately 8% of its doses and Illinois requested 9%, except for those assigned to Chicago.
Not all states are shrinking, the AP reported. Colorado and Maryland are still ordering the full amount, as is New York City.
The United States has administered more than 257 million doses to date, according to the latest CDC account updated on saturday. About 58% of the adult population has received at least one dose and 43% of adults are considered fully vaccinated.
The average seven-day dose administered fell below 2 million daily doses on Saturday for the first time since March 2, the CDC reported. Okay, the slowdown was expected on CNN.
“We knew we would have a lot on offer in late April, early May,” Rochelle Walensky, CDC director at CNN, said.
“But we also knew it would be the time when we would have more hesitant people, that people wouldn’t rush to get a vaccine,” he said.
President Joe Biden has set himself the goal of giving at least a shot to 70% of the adult population by July 4th. As of Saturday, four states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Vermont) have met the target, CNN reported.
To reach the nationwide target, Biden announced this week that federal officials will expand mobile vaccination clinics to underserved communities and offer incentives, such as discounts for buyers who get vaccinated at grocery stores, the report said. ‘AP. Public health officials are also looking for new ways to address vaccine hesitation and misinformation about vaccines.
“I think we need to be very patient and continue to allow people in these communities to hear from trusted people,” Andy Slavitt, the White House’s senior advisor to COVID-19, told CNN on Saturday.
“If you’re not sure if you want to get vaccinated, my advice is to ask your doctor or ask your pharmacist what they think or to ask someone you know who has been vaccinated,” he said. “I think this will help you make a decision on whether or not you want to get vaccinated.”
The New York Times: “US states reject hundreds of thousands of doses as demand plummets.”
The Associated Press: “States are reducing vaccine orders as interest in firing decreases.”
CDC: “COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States.”
CNN: “The average number of vaccines against Covid-19 administered fell below 2 million a day.”