Biden says US adds new Covid-19 vaccine sites, warns of complacency

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Biden says US adds new Covid-19 vaccine sites, warns of complacency


President Biden said on Monday his administration was adding new vaccination sites, as he and other officials urged Americans to continue taking precautions and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief described a feeling of “Imminent disaster” with the recent rise in Covid-19 cases.
Mr Biden said the administration was more than doubling the number of federal program pharmacies and opening additional mass vaccination sites. He said 90% of adults would be eligible for vaccination by April 19 and 90% would have a vaccination site within 5 miles of their residence. Several states have expanded their eligibility requirements for vaccine appointments in recent days.
The president also called on governors and local officials to maintain or reinstate mask warrants and said states should halt their reopening efforts.
Although the United States has vaccinated more people than any other country, administration officials have said the spread of new, more transmissible variants, increased travel and easing restrictions in several states could lead to an increase in the rate of disease. number of cases and deaths.
“With vaccines there is hope, which is a very good thing, to state the obvious, but people are forgoing precautions, which is a very bad thing,” Biden said.

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