Boosters an operational challenge despite strong supply

An Air Force nurse provides a COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Pickett, Virginia, on Sept. 18. (Photo: Department of Defense/Eric Ramirez)v

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The challenge: The U.S. has enough COVID-19 vaccines to run a booster campaign, but predicting demand, staffing clinics and managing the proper inventory could still be a challenge. 

The U.S. has about 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on hand, according to a report from the Associated Press.

At a press briefing on Friday, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients argued that the vaccine...

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