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President elect Joe Biden said that his Administration would increase the federal resources into community vaccination centres. They will also increase mobile health clinics to accelerate roll out of Covid-19 shots.
"We're going to harness the full resources of the federal government to establish thousands of community vaccination centers," he said.
He is also planning to to call the funding for 1,00,000 public health workers for vacine outreach and contract tracing roles.
Yesterday he said that he will direct FEMA to set up community vaccination centres.
Also he said that getting 100 million shots into Americans arms in his first 100 days is the only beginning of his coronavirus plan.
“You have my word: We will manage the hell out of this operation,” Mr. Biden said on January 15. But he also underscored a need for Congress to approve more money and for people to keep following basic precautions, such as wearing masks, avoiding gatherings and frequently washing their hands.
“This is not a political issue,” Mr. Biden said. “This is about saving lives. I know its become a partisan issue, but what a stupid, stupid thing to happen.” Mr. Biden spoke a day after unveiling a $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” to confront the virus and provide temporary support for a shaky economy.
He urged Americans to recommit themselves to wearing masks, practice social distancing and avoid indoor gatherings, particularly larger ones. It's still the surest way to slow the Covid-19 wave.