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Biden on vaccine: Emphasize over age 65, front-line workers

Added 01-15-21 05:22:02pm EST - “President-elect Joseph R. Biden released a vaccination plan Friday that says people 65 and older and front-line workers such as grocery store employees should be given priority for protection against the coronavirus.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden on vaccine: Emphasize over age 65, front-line workers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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President-elect Joseph R. Biden released a vaccination plan Friday that says people 65 and older and front-line workers such as grocery store employees should be given priority for protection against the coronavirus.

Dubbing the existing rollout a “dismal failure,” Mr. Biden said he is convinced he can get deliver 100 million shots in his first 100 days by adding federal muscle to state efforts. 

He plans to reimburse states for 100% of the costs they incur when mobilizing the National Guard to administer the vaccines and invoke the Defense Production Act to compel the production of syringes and other equipment needed to speed manufacturing.

Like President Trump, he plans to expand the range of priority groups beyond health workers and people in nursing homes, while increasing the number of pharmacies that can administer the shots.

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