Biden warns states he will redistribute unused vaccines as daily rates drop to ...

'Use it or lose it!' Biden warns states he will send their unused vaccines to parts of the country that want them – as daily vaccination rates drop to their lowest point since February The White House told governors that states who do not use their full vaccination allocation will be redistributed to other states where they are in higher demand  The first vaccine distribution change since Biden took office is to help deal with supply and demand for the shot in different areas of the country In recent weeks, many states like Iowa and Arkansas have seen large amounts of doses not being distributed  Stark contrast to earlier this year where most states found it almost impossible to keep the vaccine stocked

By Katelyn Caralle, U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:02 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 18:06 BST, 4 May 2021

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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.

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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.

President Joe Biden speaks at Tidewater Community College on May 3, 2021 in Portsmouth, Virginia

A man gets his coronavirus vaccine in Pasadena, Texas on April 30, 2021

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 

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