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Trump administration recommends states begin vaccinating people older than 65, stop holding back 2nd dose

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older and to others at high risk by no longer holding back the second dose of the two-dose shots, officials said Tuesday.Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that "the administration in the states has been too narrowly focused."As a result, he said, the Trump administration is now asking states to vaccinate people age 65 and over and those under 65 with underlying health conditions that put them at high risk.

He said the vaccine production is such that the second dose of the two-shot vaccine can be released without jeopardizing immunization for those who got the first shot."We now believe that our manufacturing.

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