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We're working closely with pediatricians and family doctors and children's hospitals and pharmacies to make sure the vaccine is available at thousands of locations across the country.
This vaccine is specifically formulated for these young kids. So we're launching a new program especially for kids under 5. The planning process is well underway. CDC is working with states to help them prepare. We've secured enough vaccine supply for all kids in this age group, all 18 million. We have enough needles, syringes and kits, and these are all specially formulated or made for this age group to send alongside the vaccine, we're working closely with pediatricians and family doctors and children's hospitals and pharmacies to make sure the vaccine is available at thousands of locations across the country.
According to Pfizer, the complex chemistry involved in creating the active ingredient in the pill means production takes about six to eight months, so supply of this product will ramp up over the next several months, knowing that these pills take time to manufacture, Pfizer continues to increase their production plans, and now that the pill is authorized, we'll have discussions to explore how we can help them improve their manufacturing capacity even further by providing any resources needed.
We have the tools to fight this virus, including Omicron, and we're in a very different and stronger place than we were a year ago and there is no need to lock down.
We’re creating flexibility within the system … There is not a cliff here.
Found on Reuters 1 year ago
In fact, boosters are available at over 80,000 locations across the country, including more than 40,000 local pharmacies, as well as thousands of doctors' offices, community health centers, rural health clinics, and community-based vaccination sites. Ninety percent of Americans live within five miles of a vaccine site.
Vaccination requirements work. They've increased vaccination rates by 20-plus percentage points to over 90 % in most organizations.
The requirements for federal workers and contractors will not cause disruptions to government services that people depend on, agencies have the flexibility necessary to enforce the mandate without impacting critical operations.
We're ready, we have the supply, we're working with states to set up convenient locations for parents and kids to get vaccinated, including pediatricians' offices and community sites. We'll be ready pending the CDC and FDA action.
We want to prevent infections, not just wait to treat them once they happen.
Today we are announcing that we are sending $ 100 million to rural health clinics to support vaccine education and outreach efforts in these communities where we are generally seeing low vaccine uptake.
People in these states are feeling the impact of being unvaccinated and responding with action.
First and foremost, our vaccines work.
We're making an additional $ 1.6 billion investment in American Rescue Plan funding to bolster testing and mitigation measures in high-risk congregate settings.
We're headed in the right direction.
People want to work. In fact, labor force participation, those people who are looking for jobs, went up last month.
One of the things that I did learn as NEC director is not to pay too much attention to one data point in any one month. If you look back across the last three months we’ve averaged 500,000 jobs. That compares to 60,000 jobs created per month in the prior administration during their last three months, so we're headed in the right direction, but it's a long path out of the difficult period of time that we’ve had because of the pandemic.
We believe that by empowering Americans with data and facts, we will strengthen the public's trust in government, and increase their confidence in the vaccine.
Look, hesitancy amongst a group of people is a challenge, and we need to be addressing it.
As we've lost some time in some states, we hope that our partners will do all they can to make up that lost ground consistent with distributing the vaccine as efficiently and equitably as possible.
We do not have nearly enough testing capacity in this country, we need the money in order to really ramp up testing, which is so important to reopen schools and businesses.
Moving forward, we will focus on immediate and emerging domestic and global biological threats and play a critical role in stopping this pandemic and preventing future biological catastrophes.
America's withdrawal from the international arena has impeded progress on the global response and left us more vulnerable to future pandemics, he will take action to cease the previous administration's process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization, and the Biden/Harris administration will participate in the WHO executive board meeting this week.
While I am proud of the effort on healthcare.gov, this is a different in kind challenge for the American people and the world.
He's totally battle-tested and I think he'll be invaluable in helping to deliver a clear and consistent message to the American people, the reason we need to pull out all the stops is that this program is really not on track. What we're inheriting from the Trump administration is much worse than what we could have imagined. There's no existing infrastructure on vaccine distribution, so we'll have to start from Day One.
The job is the same across the country but getting the job is a very different process, and discrepancies like these make it harder for workers to go where the jobs are.
If we're serious about living up to what our country is about, then we have to consider what we can do to provide opportunities in every community, not just when they're on the front page, but every day.
Much has been learned since then.
Found on FOX News 8 years ago
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