Operation Warp Speed is moving forward to expand eligible people getting vaccinated after showing frustration with the states slow handling of covid-19 vaccine distribution.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar gives states the approval to states to vaccinate people 65 and older, even if some states have not finished vaccinating all healthcare workers.
Azar had previously shown concerns that states were putting up red tape holding up vaccinations, essentially leaving unused vaccines in freezers.
In the meantime the federal government announced that it will switch it’s tactics in delivering vaccines to states.
“Effective two weeks from now. We are changing how we allocate first doses among the states to ensure doses are being put to use, and put to use for the most vulnerable,” says Azar. “We will be allocating them based on the pace of administration as reported by the states and by the size of the 65 and over population in each state.”
Source: NewsNet | Fed Approves States to Vaccinate 65 and Older with COVID-19 Vaccine