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White House to Reallocate Vaccines Based on State Demand (1)

May 4, 2021, 5:24 PM

President Joe Biden’s administration told governors Tuesday that it would begin reallocating vaccines that go unclaimed by states -- essentially clawing back unwanted doses from places where the pace of shots is lagging in order to steer them elsewhere, three people familiar with the call said.

The White House told governors about the switch during a weekly call with the state leaders. Biden is due to speak Tuesday afternoon at the White House about the Covid response.

Vaccine uptake has varied significantly by state, but the U.S. has been allocating the supply evenly based on adult populations, regardless of...

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