The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has asked the Pentagon to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine to meet Joe Biden’s goal of 1.5 million shots a day. The Pentagon’s top spokesman announced Thursday it had received a request to assist with getting shots in the arms of Americans across different parts of the country. ‘The Department of Defense has received a request from FEMA for assistance in administering COVID-19 vaccine at various locations across the country. ‘The Department is evaluating the request, and what kinds of support it can provide,’ Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement. Kirby said that ‘given the significance of the request it will be reviewed urgently but carefully’ to determine what military assets can be safely made available to help the vaccine rollout. ‘As [Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin] has said, DOD is committed to do as much as it possibly can to assist the whole-of-government effort against COVID-19,’ he added. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has asked the Pentagon (above) to step in to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to help meet Biden’s goal of 150 million shots a day The Pentagon did not go into detail on what the military… Read full this story
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