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By Marisa Fernandez | Axios
Even if the federal government manages to secure the cash needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution — and that’s a big if — there’s still a huge task ahead at the state level.
Why it matters: America has never attempted to vaccinate so many people on such short notice, with so many lives on the line.
1) Record-keeping: States will turn to their existing immunization registries, AP reports.
Pharmacies and doctors’ offices will need to be able to look up records, so people don’t have to return to the same place for their second shot.
2) Storage: Smaller pharmacies and doctors’ offices are needed to make getting shots more convenient, but the Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at -94°F.