Biden is calling nearly 40,000 pharmacies to start giving COVID vaccines to Americans this week – even if they don’t have appointments
- President Joe Biden has called on all pharmacies that have partnered with the government to start administering COVID-19 vaccines without appointments
- He also asked state-run clinics to provide vaccinations for Americans
- It comes as the average number of people who got a first dose or one dose is 50% down from the peak on April 13th.
- To improve access to the vaccine, the Biden administration has released a website and phone number to send a text message to find appointments
- Biden set a goal to vaccinate all 160 million Americans by July 4 and 70% of adults to receive a single injection to bring the country back to normal.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden (pictured) called on all pharmacies that have partnered with the federal government to start giving COVID-19 vaccines without dates.
President Joe Biden is directing thousands of pharmacies across the country to give Corona virus vaccines to Americans without a date starting this week.
This means that people can now go to nearly 40,000 pharmacies and receive a COVID-19 injection.
“Go to your local pharmacy without an appointment,” Biden said in a televised address at noon Tuesday.
Go to a local doctor or health clinic. It’s free. it’s close. Every adult is eligible. Go and get the shot as fast as you can.
He also called on state-run clinics to provide vaccinations immediately, although many states, such as New York, have already done so.
During the speech, Biden outlined other steps in his administration’s new strategy to improve access to the vaccine, including a website and text message number.
Many pharmacies have already started giving vaccines without warning.
Both CVS and Walgreens offer same-day appointments and Rite Aid began accepting vaccinations “ on a limited basis ” last week.
Some of this is due to slowing demand with the average number of people getting a first dose or one dose down 50 percent from the peak on April 13.
Biden said: “As we expected, the pace of vaccination is slowing now that the majority of American adults have already received the first vaccine.”
“Soon, we will reach the adults who are most vaccinated, and at this point, that effort will turn into a new phase.”
Biden also requested that state-run clinics provide vaccinations for Americans. Pictured: Kate Dossel, an eighth-grade teacher, gets her vaccinated in Providence, Rhode Island, March 4
Since then, the federal government has launched Vaccines Vaccines, which allow users to search for vaccines near them using their zip code.
Likewise, Americans can also send their zip code to 438829 to find appointments.
Biden has also set a goal of fully inoculating 160 million Americans by the Fourth of July and 70 percent of adults for a single arm shot in an effort to bring the country back to normality
However, at the same time, he acknowledged how difficult it would be to convince millions of vaccine skeptics to take the vaccine.
“I realistically believe that we can reach that place between now and the fourth of July,” he said.
“And by the way, it’s not like the doors close on July 4. I just picked July 4 to try to get to a place where we get back to normal. So we’re going to vaccinate people next fall.
The new target will require approximately 100 million additional weapons rounds over the next 60 days.
More than 105 million people – 31 percent of the population – have been fully vaccinated and 147 million – 44 percent – have received at least one injection, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The president also acknowledged that his administration has work to do to combat vaccine frequency.
But I think what will happen, Biden said.
“It is my prayer that more and more people who are being vaccinated, will listen to the people they love and are around and say, ‘Why don’t you go ahead and do it.'”
He added, “I think at the end of the day most people will be convinced of the fact that their failure to get the vaccine may cause other people to be infected and may die.”