Biden Administration: ‘It Will Be Months’ Before Widespread Vaccine Availability

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Biden Administration: ‘It Will Be Months’ Before Widespread Vaccine Availability

President Biden said Tuesday that the federal government’s vaccine distribution program is “in worse shape than we anticipated.” His administration’s coronavirus response team held its first public briefing on Wednesday where officials detailed plans to increase vaccine supply and capacity, but also said it will be months before anyone who wants a vaccine can get one.

The lack of supply has led to different challenges in different areas of the country. NPR gathered three reporters to learn more: Blake Farmer with Nashville Public Radio, Amelia Templeton with Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Veronica Zaragovia with WLRN in Miami.

Additional reporting this episode from Georgia Public Broadcasting‘s Grant Blankenskip, who reported on efforts by Georgia residents to get a vaccine.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

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