The Biden administration announced that it would dedicate $10 billion to expand access to Covid-19 vaccines, according to CNN.
The Department of Health and Human Services said they would be dedicating $6 billion from the COVID-19 relief bill to implement the expansion of access to Covid-19 vaccines in underserved communities and $3 billion to strengthen vaccine confidence.
HHS, through the CDC will have $300 million for community health worker services to support COVID-19 prevention.
The Biden administration recently announced their new partnership with dialysis clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to people on dialysis and health care personnel in outpatient dialysis clinics.
The White House said equity is at the center of their national vaccination effort.
According to the White House, 60% of Covid-19 doses at federally-run community vaccination sites were administered to people of color.
Biden announced that all adults will be eligible for vaccines by May 1.
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If Americans continue to get vaccinated and follow health and safety guidelines, Biden said there is a “good chance” that family and friends will be able to celebrate the Fourth of July together in small groups.
The administration surpassed its goal of administering 100 million Covid-19 vaccine shots within Biden’s first 100 days in office. The US has a 7-day average of administering about 2.5 million doses per day. A month ago, the 7-day average was about 1.5 million, according to a CNN analysis of CDC data.
More than 545,282 Americans have died from Covid-19 as of Thursday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 130,400,000 vaccines have been administered in the US, according to the CDC.