02.03.21

States ‘Need More Supply’ of COVID-19 Vaccine Amid Push to Grant More Shots

Source: FierceHealthcare

Several states told a congressional panel Tuesday that they have the capacity to dole out thousands more vaccines than they have been getting from the federal government, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

“We simply need more supply,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “We are getting 80,000 doses a week and have capacity for 300,000 doses now.”

Ms. Ryan was one of several state health officials that testified Tuesday before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on hang-ups in the vaccine rollout.

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