By Katelyn Caralle, U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:02 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 18:06 BST, 4 May 2021
The White House told governors Tuesday morning it will begin redistributing vaccine doses from states where they are going unused to other areas where there is higher demand as the number of new shots administered dropped to its lowest point in three months.
The new procedure, first reported by The Washington Post, will make sure unused doses do not carry over weekly, and instead be added to a federal bank available to states where demand outweighs supply.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
States who do not or refuse their full allocation in one week will not lose out permanently, and only have to hand over their doses to the government on a one-time basis.
Initial distribution will still depend on the adult population in each state.
In recent weeks, many states have seen large amounts of those doses not being distributed – unlike earlier this year where most states found it almost impossible to keep stocked in order to keep up with demand.
Joe Biden told governors on Tuesday that states who do not use their full vaccination allocation will be redistributed to other states where they are in higher demand