The Biden administration has announced plans to begin direct shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to retail pharmacies beginning next week. The goal of this move will be to expand the points of access for Americans to receive shots as concerns about COVID variant strains grow. The program will begin Feb. 11th and start by shipping approximately 1 million vaccines to 6,500 stores across the United States. That will eventually expand further. The administration also announced plans to begin allocating an increase of 5 percent in vaccines to states. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US will not get back to a sense of normal until approximately 75 to 80 percent of the country is vaccinated and we are at about 2 percent currently.