National Post (Latest Edition)

Hospitals to speed vaccinatio­ns or lose supply

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The governors of New York and Florida sought to accelerate the slower- than- expected rollout of coronaviru­s vaccines by warning hospitals on Monday that they would reduce future allocation­s to those that fail to dispense shots quickly enough. In New York, hospitals must administer vaccines within a week of receiving them or face a fine and loss of future supplies, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, shown, said. “I don’t want the vaccine in a fridge or a freezer, I want it in somebody’s arm,” the governor said. The U. S. federal government has distribute­d more than 15 million vaccine doses to states and territorie­s around the country, but only around 4.5 million have been administer­ed so far, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Monday.

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