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Vaccine rollout too slow, says Joe Biden, vowing to accelerate it

Wilmington: US President-elect Joe Biden criticised the Trump administration Tuesday for the pace of distributing COVID-19 vaccines, saying it is "falling far behind."

Biden said “it’s going to take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people” at the current pace.

US President-elect Joe Biden speaks.Credit:AP

He vowed to ramp up the current speed of vaccinations five to six times to 1 million shots a day, but acknowledged it “will still take months to have the majority of Americans vaccinated.”

The president-elect, who takes office January 20, said he has directed his team to prepare a “much more aggressive effort to get things back on track.”

“I’m going to move heaven and earth to get us going in the right direction,” Biden said.

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