Mar 4, 2021 - Health
U.S. ahead of pace on vaccines
The U.S. is now vaccinating an average of 2 million people a day, up from 1.3 million in early February.
Why it matters: That puts us on track to hit President Biden's goal of 100 million doses a month ahead of schedule.
The big picture: "54 million people have received at least one dose," the N.Y. Times reports.
Mega-sites and around-the-clock operations are kicking in:
- New York will open three mass vaccination sites on Friday, and three more sites will go around-the-clock.
- Georgia is also preparing to open five sites in two weeks.
- FEMA has seven sites of its own in California, New York and Texas, the Times notes, with more on the way.
What's next: Parents with children and younger teens are anxious to know when they can all get vaccinated — but the reality is that they may not be able to get their whole family protected for months, per Axios' managing editor David Nather.
- Pfizer and Moderna both have completed enrollment for studies of children ages 12 and older, and they expect to release the data over the summer, the AP reports.