By JOHN BRENNANAssociated PressPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that would increase vaccination rates for some people who live in areas that are undergoing an ongoing nationalization effort.
The White House announced the move during a news conference announcing a three-week extension for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide flu shots to Americans who live outside the city of Atlanta.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Control and CDC.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The order will expand the CDC’s vaccine coverage for those who live and work in designated areas, which is typically an area of Atlanta or a region around the city.
The CDC has been under the control of the National Governors Association for about two years.
The group was formed in 2011 after the Trump administration ended the federal government’s use of interstate quarantine, which made it easier for infected people to get vaccines in other states.
The order does not affect those in areas where CDC and state health officials have a working relationship.
“It is time for all Americans to get vaccinated,” Trump said.
The new CDC coverage will go into effect Oct. 3, the same day that the federal flu vaccine is scheduled to go into mass distribution.
The administration said it would be using the money to fund a nationwide influenza vaccination campaign that is expected to run for six months.
The CDC has said it expects more than 60 million doses to be distributed by the end of the year.
The executive order also directs the Centers of Disease Control to set up a system for people to register for flu shots and will create a nationwide hotline to help people with questions about the flu.
The state of Indiana is the only state that has not expanded its flu vaccine coverage to its citizens.
The state also said it will require residents to wear masks for two weeks after they get their flu shots.
In a statement, the Indiana Department of Health said it is not currently aware of the new policy and would not have made changes if the administration had notified it of the decision.
The Indiana Department for Health said its vaccine coverage would be expanded to include those who are at least 65 years old and currently receiving Medicaid.
The department also said that the state would have expanded coverage to anyone who lives in any part of the state that is subject to a national vaccination plan, including parts of North Carolina, Illinois and West Virginia.
The announcement comes as the Centers For Disease Control said on Wednesday that it has found that the virus has become more virulent in areas with high rates of infection among pregnant women, elderly and people with disabilities.
The agency said the most common reason for not vaccinating was because of lack of access to adequate vaccine coverage.
The virus was also spreading more rapidly in states where people were being less educated and who were living in remote locations.