The US Department of Health and Human Services expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability.
The agency said they will now include people age 65 and older in the initial phase of distribution.
According to UPI, the changes also give priority to those with underlying health conditions.
People of any age with underlying health conditions are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 infection.
In addition to expanding the priority population, HHS will also be releasing the nation’s “entire supply” of vaccines.
As of Tuesday, just 9 million of the 25 million vaccine doses distributed had been administered.