From the University of Victoria: http://www.virginia.ca/en/news/health/article/covids-diseases-whitening-techniques-are-available-for-pandemic-vaccines/article657800/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that its new pandemic vaccine is available for purchase from health-care providers.
The vaccines contain the same ingredients as the existing vaccine, but the CDC says they have more benefits and will save lives.
“We are also offering the vaccine to all health-related providers for the first time since the pandemic,” CDC director Thomas Frieden said in a statement.
“This will allow health-providers to begin providing these vaccine to their patients in the weeks and months ahead.”
The pandemic has been marked by severe vaccine shortages.
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the US had only 100 vaccines left in its stockpile.
The shortage has prompted hospitals and clinics across the country to cut back on vaccinations, and patients have been forced to travel further to get vaccines, even for people who live far away from hospitals and other health care facilities.
As part of the pandemics efforts, many hospitals are now providing free or low-cost vaccines to patients.
Some patients who are unable to get the vaccine can still receive it at home, however.
“If a patient is unable to obtain the vaccine because of travel restrictions, we will continue to provide the vaccine at home,” said Dr. William Rieder, a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
“There is no need for us to send people home.
We have enough vaccines that we can distribute at home.”
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