Biden boosting vaccine allotments, financing for virus costs
Starting next week, 1 million doses will be distributed to some 6,500 pharmacies across the country, the White House said. The administration is also boosting by 500,000 the weekly allocation of vaccines sent directly to states and territories for the coming weeks, up to 10.5 million. It is allowing state and local governments to receive additional federal dollars to cover previously incurred expenses relating to the pandemic. The number of participating pharmacies and the allocation of vaccines are expected to accelerate as drug makers increase production. The Biden administration has sought to increase certainty to state governments on their upcoming allocations to streamline deliveries and prevent stockpiling of second doses for the two-dose regimens.
Answering your COVID questions: How long can you wait for your second vaccine dose?
DETROIT – Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge is working to answer as many questions about the coronavirus and the COVID-19 vaccine as he can. Ideally, you should receive the second shot within four days of the date that it’s due. That said, the CDC guidance is that you should simply get the second shot as soon as possible. How long should I wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine? The recommendation is to wait at least 14 days between any other vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine.