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White House Tells Governors It’ll Boost Vaccine Allocation Another 5%

A healthcare worker administers the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the Bronx borough of New York, on Feb. 5.

A healthcare worker administers the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the Bronx borough of New York, on Feb. 5.

Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

The federal government plans to increase vaccine allocations by another 5% for the next three weeks, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

The additional 5%, announced on a White House call with governors Tuesday, follows an initial 20% increase and then a subsequent 5%. Cuomo, during a call afterward with reporters, said he doesn’t expect a major supply boost until Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine is produced.