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States that roll out vaccines the fastest will be prioritised for future doses, officials say: ‘We need doses going to where they will be administered quickly’

Starting in two weeks, states with the speediest vaccine rollouts will be prioritised for additional doses, US officials announced Tuesday. The new system is meant to incentivise states to promptly record vaccinations and prevent doses from sitting in freezers. But it could also punish states that lack the funding or […]
States that roll out vaccines the fastest will be prioritised for future doses, officials say: ‘We need doses going to where they will be administered quickly’
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Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine could get FDA authorization today, with distribution starting at the weekend, health secretary Alex Azar says

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine could receive an emergency use authorization (EUA) “as soon as today,” Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said Friday morning. The FDA announced Thursday it was “rapidly” working towards granting Moderna’s vaccine a EUA, as recommended by an expert panel. Distribution is expected to start […]
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine could get FDA authorization today, with distribution starting at the weekend, health secretary Alex Azar says
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After a series of controversies, the Trump administration has launched a $250 million vaccine education campaign aimed at convincing people who are hesitant to get a shot

The Trump administration is beginning to roll out its $US250 million vaccine education campaign that aims to encourage people to get a shot. The campaign will include a series of advertisements – but celebrity endorsements, and a plan for Santa performers to take part in exchange for early access to […]
After a series of controversies, the Trump administration has launched a $250 million vaccine education campaign aimed at convincing people who are hesitant to get a shot
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The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorised use from the FDA, require two doses. Experts previously […]
The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies
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Ousted top vaccine official amended his whistleblower complaint, alleging ongoing retaliation by HHS Director Alex Azar

Top vaccine scientist Dr. Rick Bright claimed he was still facing ongoing retaliation from the Trump administration after alleging in a whistleblower complaint that the government ignored his early warnings of the coronavirus. In April, Bright was removed as director of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which falls […]
Ousted top vaccine official amended his whistleblower complaint, alleging ongoing retaliation by HHS Director Alex Azar
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Top Democrats say Trump administration has ‘failed to disburse’ nearly $14 billion in testing and contact tracing funds, which were approved by Congress back in April

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Patty Murray claimed the Trump administration has been sitting on nearly $US14 billion designated to fund coronavirus testing and contact tracing. Schumer and Murray penned a letter Sunday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, demanding action be taken in distributing the […]
Top Democrats say Trump administration has ‘failed to disburse’ nearly $14 billion in testing and contact tracing funds, which were approved by Congress back in April
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