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Trump Administration Directs States to Release All COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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Trump Administration Directs States to Release All COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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President Donald Trump’s administration is asking states to release all COVID-19 vaccine doses, instead of holding some back. Officials had implemented a strategy of keeping doses in reserve to guard against potential manufacturing issues. “We’ve had so much success with quality and predictable manufacturing, and almost flawless distribution of the vaccine, but we have seen now that the administration in the states has been too narrowly focused,” Health Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Both of the authorized vaccines require two doses spaced several weeks apart. One of the ways the administration is working on remedying issues that have plagued the vaccination program is to make available “every dose of the vaccine,” Azar added. “We had been holding back second doses as a safety stock. We now believe that our manufacturing is predictable enough that we can ensure second doses are available for people from ongoing …

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