President-elect Joe Biden plans to utilize FEMA and the National Guard to construct coronavirus vaccine clinics across the United States, concurring to new details of his Covid-19 immunization plan discharged by his transition group on Friday.
The Biden administration will also “quickly jumpstart” efforts to make the vaccines available at local pharmacies across the U.S., which should ensure that Americans have access to doses at facilities only miles from their home, according to the plan.
“Here’s the deal: The more people we vaccinate, the faster we do it, the sooner we can save lives and put this pandemic behind us and get back to our lives and loved ones,” Biden said at a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, Thursday night. “We won’t get out of it overnight and we can’t do it as a separated nation.”
Drug store chains and pharmacies were supposed to take on a larger role in distributing the vaccine once the government expanded access to more people.
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