Coronavirus Outbreak

States Fear Shortfall of Supplies for Vaccine Rollout, GAO Says

Nov. 30, 2020, 6:50 PM

Many states fear they won’t have the supplies they need to administer Covid-19 vaccines and are still grappling with a deficit of coronavirus testing materials, according to a report from a top federal watchdog that calls for “urgent actions” to fight the pandemic.

Thirty-eight states told the Government Accountability Office that they were concerned about having enough supplies to distribute and administer vaccines, according to the report Monday by the nonpartisan agency. Between a third and half of states had shortages of some testing supplies in October, including rapid point-of-care tests, the GAO found.

States were mostly able to fulfill...

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