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'Move heaven and earth': President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 plan calls for 100 million shots in first 100 days

Added 01-14-21 09:04:02pm EST - “The president-elect pitches $20 billion for national vaccination program that will include community vaccination centers and mobile vaccination units.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “'Move heaven and earth': President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 plan calls for 100 million shots in first 100 days”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President-elect Joe Biden wants Americans to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots during the first 100 days of his administration, a lofty goal to reverse a slow start to the nation's vaccine rollout.

Biden offered few details on how his administration would achieve the ambitious timeline during a Thursday night speech on his proposed $1.9 trillion economic recovery package. He plans to share more details Friday on his vaccine plan.

"This will be one of the most challenging operational efforts we’ve ever undertaken as a nation," Biden said. "We’ll have to move heaven and earth to get more people vaccinated, to create more places for them to get vaccinated, to mobilize more medical teams to get shots in peoples’ arms."

Biden proposes $20 billion for a national vaccination program with states, local government and tribes and will include community vaccination centers and mobile vaccination units to reach remote areas.

The plan also calls for hiring 100,000 public health workers in roles such as vaccine outreach and contact tracing. Those newly-hired workers would move into broader public health roles in low-income and underserved communities.

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