Chaos and confusion surrounds COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Biden-Harris administration has vowed to dramatically increase the number of shots given after they take office.
2:23 | 01/18/21

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And, of course, the brutal backdrop to this transfer of power as America remains locked in the covid-19 chaos with new chaos and confusion around the rollout of the vaccine. The U.S. On track to hit 400,000 lives lost as soon as tomorrow. Already surpassing 397,000 deaths. The biden/harris administration vowing to dramatically increase the number of shots given as they take power, and that can't come soon enough. Here's ABC's zohreen shah in L.A. Reporter: Tonight as the death toll from covid-19 quickly closes in on 400,000 lives, the new administration pledging to move fast to fix the chaotic vaccine rollout. We're inheriting a huge mess here, Jake, but we have a plan to fix it. Reporter: With just only over 10 million Americans with the first dose in the last 35 days, the incoming administration pledging to get 100 million doses in the first 100 days after Joe Biden takes office. Biden's team meaning the pledge to be taken literally, despite existing obstacles to the program's rollout like massive disorganization and lack of vaccine infrastructure, unlikely to disappear overnight. We have looked carefully, and we are confident that we have enough vaccine for the 100 million doses over the next 100 days. Reporter: The plan includes mass vaccination centers and training an army of vaccinators, among other steps. But right now, crippling problems at mega-sites nationwide. Here in Los Angeles in the country's covid epicenter, dodger stadium organizers fearing supplies could run out by Wednesday. What happens on Thursday? So, that's a very good question. It's almost a luxury to look that far in advance. Reporter: In Florida, cars stretching 12 blocks, many turned away. To me it's a complete disaster. Reporter: In Texas, frustration. What's the point of making an appointment if you're gonna stand here three or four hours to get in. Reporter: And in Alabama, sites that don't require appointments, drawing people from out of state. Everyone there feeling the urgency. Many people are dying, and I'm trying to live. Reporter: Tom, one thing people on the ground at dodger stadium tell you how traumatic it is turning away so many people in their 70s and their 80s, even with the hopes of vaccinations ramping up, officials predicting 500,000 total deaths by the end of next month. Waiting that long and not getting the vaccine, I can't imagine that. Zohreen, thank you for that.

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