President-elect Joe Biden plans to use FEMA and the National Guard to build coronavirus vaccine clinics across the United States, according to new details of his Covid-19 vaccination plan released by his transition team 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.
BREAKING: Biden to deploy FEMA, National Guard to set up Covid vaccine clinics across the U.S. https://t.co/I2mjs974Oo
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 15, 2021
Pres.-elect Biden’s 5 ways to fight pandemic: https://t.co/vdtbbFfqdP
1. Vaccinate more priority groups.
2. Open more vaccine sites.
3. Activate pharmacies to get vaccines into more arms.
4. Use federal government to ramp up vaccine supply.
5. Be honest about where we stand. pic.twitter.com/MOmkSirwli
— ABC News (@ABC) January 15, 2021
Pres.-elect Biden on his 5-point vaccine distribution plan, starting with working with states to open vaccinations to more priority groups.
“The process of establishing priority groups is driven by science but the problem is implementation has been too rigid and confusing.” pic.twitter.com/Q9aYhAg9G3
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 15, 2021
Biden aims for 100 million coronavirus vaccine shots in 100 days: ‘Health of the nation is literally at stake’ https://t.co/O8jx8YogCJ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 15, 2021