US to tell states their vaccine allotments months in advance

The federal government will soon begin giving states several months notice of their expected vaccine allotments, Politico reported Feb. 25. 

Jeff Zients, the White House's COVID-19 coordinator, reportedly told governors earlier this week that the administration is aiming to provide states with multiple months of estimates for vaccine shipments, according to notes of the call obtained by Politico. The change is expected to start as soon as next week. 

The extended notice of vaccine allotments could help states plan how many vaccination appointments to schedule, plan vaccination clinics and figure out where it's best to distribute vaccines. 

But Mr. Zients said there will likely be more variation between forecasted vaccine shipments and what states actually end up getting, according to Politico

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