Biden Administration Plans to Release All Available COVID-19 Vaccines

The incoming Biden Administration has announced that it plans to release nearly all available COVID-19 vaccine doses “to ensure the Americans who need it most get it as soon as possible” upon the administration’s inauguration on January 20. Currently, the Trump Administration has been holding back approximately half of its vaccine supply to ensure those already vaccinated receive the second booster dose.

The move by the incoming Biden Administration follows a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar by eight Democratic governors, including California Governor Gavin Newsom. The letter urges the Trump Administration to release all available COVID-19 vaccines to states as soon as possible.