Reuters exclusively reveals U.S. health agency may be unprepared to take over COVID vaccine program - Reuters News Agency
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Reuters exclusively reveals U.S. health agency may be unprepared to take over COVID vaccine program

Reuters exclusively reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appeared unprepared to assume full responsibility for the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine program, including activities currently managed by the Pentagon. The report cites a failure to ensure HHS has enough staff or a clear timeline for taking over those additional responsibilities. Additionally, the report found HHS had not ensured “it has sufficient workforce capacity” nor arranged “a schedule to manage the remaining vaccine development, manufacturing and distribution activities,” risking a loss of capabilities. 

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Topics of Interest: HealthHuman InterestPolitics
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Regions: North America
Countries: US
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
FILE PHOTO: Folders with COVID-19 vaccine plans for various states are stacked on a table as Xavier Becerra, U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 23, 2021. Leigh Vogel/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
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