WILMINGTON, D.E. — President-elect Joe Biden lays out his 5-step COVID-19 vaccination plan he will enact the moment he is inaugurated in a news conference on January 15th.
Biden lays out the five things he plans to do in an attempt to turn things around and slow the spread of coronavirus below:
- We will work with states to open up vaccinations to more priority groups. Implementation is currently too rigid and confusing.
- We will create more vaccination sites by harnessing the full resources of federal government. I will instruct FEMA to begin setting up the first of these centers, with a goal by the end of our first month in office to have 100 federally supported centers across the nation.
- We will fully activate pharmacies across the country to get the vaccine into more arms as quickly as possible. We will work with independent and chain pharmacies to get Americans vaccinated.
- We will use the full strength of the federal government to ramp up supply of the vaccine.
- We will always be honest and transparent about where we stand, so states know how much vaccine they will get in order to plan accordingly.
Biden called the current vaccine rollout a “dismal failure thus far,” and says his administration hopes to turn frustration over the pandemic into motivation.
Biden says some of his goals include getting out one hundred million shots by the end of his first 100 days in office, to deploy mobile clinics, to mobilize thousands of clinical and non-clinical professionals to staff vaccination centers, and to reimburse states for any costs they may incur trying to fight this virus.