Two-thirds of COVID vaccines still unused in US: Surgeon General warns US needs ...

Hard-hit California has vaccinated just 1 percent of its 40 million residents while hundreds of seniors in Florida lined up overnight in order to get shots as the 'train wreck' vaccination rollout continues and the Surgeon General warned the US 'needs to do a better job'.

Just 4.66 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the US in the last three weeks despite federal officials having distributed 15.4 million doses to the states. 

It means more than two-thirds of the vaccines shipped within the US have gone unused and just 1.4 percent of the population has been vaccinated as cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to surge across the US.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday admitted that the largest vaccination campaign in US history, which has been in the works for months amid the pandemic, has been a 'little bit messy'.

He blamed, in part, the states for the slower than expected rollout despite federal officials earlier vowing to have 20 million vaccinated by the end of 2020.

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Based on guidelines issued by the federal government, most states are currently prioritizing frontline healthworkers and nursing home residents in the first phase, before moving on to the elderly and other essential workers. 

Hundreds of seniors lined up overnight on Monday in Daytona, Florida parking lot in order to get their first dose of the vaccine. In Florida, where officials have put senior citizens ahead of many essential workers for getting the vaccine. Image courtesy of NBC

Hundreds of seniors lined up overnight on Monday in Daytona, Florida parking lot in order to get their first dose of the vaccine. In Florida, where officials have put senior citizens ahead of many essential workers for getting the vaccine. Image courtesy of

Just 4.66 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the US in the last three weeks despite federal officials having distributed 15.4 million doses to the states

Just 4.66 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the US in the last three weeks despite federal officials having distributed 15.4 million doses to the states

Adams told NBC's Today that governors across the country could speed up the process by moving to the next priority groups if demand wasn't being met. 

'In many cases, (the vaccines) are sitting in freezers. We've been telling these states since September, we need to prioritize getting everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible while trying to adhere to the guidelines,' Adams said. 

'If healthcare workers don't want to get these vaccines in some places... we need to move on to the (next groups).

'If the demand isn't there in 1A, go to 1B and continue on down. If the demand isn't there in one location, move those vaccines to another location.' 

He said the US needed to do a better job of matching up supply and demand in states like Florida where hundreds of seniors lined up overnight on Monday in Daytona in order to get their first dose of the vaccine. 

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'The problem is we need to do a better job of matching up supply and demand at the local level,' he said. 

'Some states are doing a really good job. You have red states like North and South Dakota and blue places like DC and Connecticut who have distributed 75 plus percent of their vaccines. But you have some states that still haven't distributed 25 percent of their vaccines.'

According to a state-by-state breakdown, Kansas and Georgia have only administered 17 percent of the doses distributed to them. 

Hard-hit California has so far used 24 percent of its vaccine shots, while Florida has used 23 percent.

New York, the initial epicenter of the outbreak, has used up 33 percent of its allocation.

Only a handful of states have used more than 50 percent of the shots distributed to them: South Dakota (62%), North Dakota (58%), Tennessee (50%), Connecticut (50%) and Maine (50%). 

According to a state-by-state breakdown, Kansas and Georgia have only administered 17 percent of the doses distributed to them. Hard-hit California has so far used 24 percent of its vaccine shots, while Florida has used 23 percent

According to a state-by-state breakdown, Kansas and Georgia have only administered 17 percent of the doses distributed to them. Hard-hit California has so far used 24 percent of its vaccine shots, while Florida has used 23 percent

California Gov Gavin Newsom said on Monday that his state has only vaccinated 1 percent of the population.

He said distribution hiccups and logistical challenges have slowed the initial vaccine rollout in California, setting a pace that he said is 'not good enough'. 

The 454,000 doses of vaccine that have been administered in California represent just a third of the more than nearly 1.3 million received in the state so far, according to the California Department of Public Health. 

Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday admitted that the largest vaccination campaign in US history, which has been in the works for months amid the pandemic, has been a 'little bit messy'

Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday admitted that the largest vaccination campaign in US history, which has been in the works for months amid the pandemic, has been

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