White House faces challenges getting COVID shots to the uninsured

For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government will not be able to ensure the shots for this fall's vaccination campaign will be available to the public for free.

When the public health emergency ended in May, so too did the administration's ability to purchase and distribute shots, tests and treatments for all Americans. The COVID vaccine is now commercialized, just like the flu shot and other vaccines.

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