100 Million Vaccines In 100 Days

Biden administration sets new goal for vaccine distribution as states face shortages and new strains of the COVID-19 virus emerge. NBC's Sarah Dallof reports.

(NBC News) — The Biden administration is working to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations within 100 days.

The new goal for expanding vaccinations comes as at least a dozen states grapple with shortages.

“We will by the end of the day fully utilize all of the doses that have been delivered,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

As supplies run short, the Centers for Disease Control is offering updated guidance to those worried about the timing of their second shot, now saying it can be administered within six weeks of the first.

Meanwhile, scientists are closely monitoring emerging variants of the virus, including a South African strain and one out of the United Kingdom that’s more infectious and expected to become the dominant variant in the U.S. by March.

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