Biden Administration Purchases Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Doses 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) announced they have purchased an additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna. Consistent with President Biden’s goal of 100 million shots in 100 days, the United States government has now placed enough orders to have a total of 600 million doses ready for distribution. NRHA is excited by the progress being made in distributing vaccines as quickly as possible but continues to urge the new Administration to be mindful of the challenges rural providers and patients are facing. Because of this, NRHA has asked the Administration to provide additional resources to rural areas to help quickly distribute the vaccine.