US Increases Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Supply to 13.5 Million Doses

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The Doctors are happy to share some good COVID-19 vaccine news that should mean more people have the opportunity to get vaccinated. 

White House Covid coordinator Jeff Zients told health officials the government is “increasing the vaccine supply to 13.5 million doses per week to states," which is a 57 percent increase in the number of weekly doses compared to the amount that was shipped in early January. 

Also, local pharmacies across the country will see an increase in the number of doses available as the amount sent to pharmacies will be doubled this week and White House officials noted that soon more than 40,000 pharmacies in America will be providing vaccines.

As of Tuesday, the CDC reported that 55,220,364 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered nationwide so far.

Dr. Anthony Fauci now reportedly estimates that widespread vaccination will start in the spring and he feels a large portion of the population could be protected by the end of summer.

Some other potentially promising news about the virus, the World Health Organization reported a 16 percent decline in cases worldwide from last week. The highest number of new cases were seen in The United States, followed by Brazil, France, Russia, and the UK and Northern Ireland.

The Doctors want you to be as informed as possible about the COVID-19 vaccines. Learn about the vaccine's possible side effectswhether or not you need to be vaccinated if you have already been infected with the virus, and why believing these COVID-19 vaccine myths could harm you and others.

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