Create more places for them to get vaccinated.
This programme will expand beyond access in neighbourhoods across the country so that people can make an appointment and get shot, conveniently show up at a particular time and get it done quickly, he said.
The vaccine rollout in the United States has been a dismal failure thus far and in today's briefing we discussed five things, five things we will do in an attempt to turn things around, five things to turn frustration into motivation, five things to help us meet our goal of 100 million shots by the end of our first 100 days in office. "I'm convinced we can get it done", he says. Biden has previously pledged 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office.
"This is a time to set big goals to pursue them with courage and conviction, because the health of the nation is literally at stake", Biden said.
However, he says, "The vaccines offer so much hope".
The Democrat would invoke the Defense Production Act to increase production of equipment needed to distribute the vaccines, such as glass vials, needles and syringes, according to a document released by his transition team.
Set up thousands of new federally-supported mass vaccination centers at gyms, stadiums and other locations-with 100 by the end of his first month in office- supported by the Federal Emergency Management Administration. The massive plan seeks to change the course of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, build a bridge towards economic recovery and invest in racial justice.
Biden said: "Our plan is as clear as it is bold". "No one working 40 hours a week should live below the poverty line".
"Jumpstart" a federal partnership with pharmacies to increase capacity at chains and independent outlets.
He acknowledged, however, that the vaccine supply would not yet cover that whole population. His plan also calls to fund 100,000 public health workers for vaccine outreach and contact tracing roles.
"We've identified the suppliers and are prepared to work with their teams", said Biden.
"President-elect Biden will address workforce needs by taking steps to allow additional qualified professionals to administer vaccines and strongly encourage states to use their flexibility fully to surge their workforce, including by expanding scope of practice laws and waiving licensing requirements as appropriate", the statement reads. The President-elect will also mobilize a public health jobs program to support the response to the pandemic.
"Even as most counties continue to suffer from ill-timed revenue losses, we remain committed to the American tradition of building back better after a major crisis", Chase of NACo said.
Mr Biden's plan was aimed at kicking off his time in office with a large bill to quickly set into motion his short-term agenda: helping the economy and getting a handle on a virus that has killed more than 385,000 people in the United States as of Thursday.
While the package would provide economic relief, it also aims to directly combat the pandemic through a $20 billion "national vaccine program". "But it's also developing medical innovations for treatment and ultimately vaccination".
Here's more about what the package includes and how lawmakers have responded to the proposal.
Cartwright said the plan enhances important direct relief lifelines he has advocated for, like housing and food assistance, small business aid, funding to keep local police and first responders on payroll. Mr Biden will face similar hurdles with his proposals, though he will be helped by the fact that his fellow Democrats will control both the House and the Senate.
The all-out federal effort is a departure from the Trump administration's mostly hands-off approach, which has left it to states and localities to decide how to allocate and administer the vaccines, just as it shirked responsibility for testing Americans for the coronavirus. Many Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff are members of the Public Health Service corps.
Biden received his second dose of the vaccine earlier this week.