Why Lagging COVID Vaccine Rate At Rural Hospitals 'Needs To Be Fixed Now'

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President Biden on Tuesday is set to announce new steps to reach rural Americans in the push to get as many people as possible vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official tells NPR. This emphasis comes as rural hospitals are raising alarms about the pace of vaccination — even among their own employees. The Biden administration is moving into a new phase of its vaccination campaign , one where it knows doctors and health care professionals are often more persuasive than the government. It has prioritized a list of doctors enrolled in the vaccine system based on a "social vulnerability index" used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — including doctors in many rural communities — and has been asking state government to send...

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Why Lagging COVID Vaccine Rate At Rural Hospitals 'Needs To Be Fixed Now'

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