Health care providers will be responsible for training and supervising volunteers from these professions to administer vaccines.
Scientists also found staying 6 feet from an infected person in a poorly ventilated room was unlikely to protect others.
Scientists say the variant is significantly more transmissible, although it does not appear to cause more severe disease.
New York City, the country's most populous city, was reported to have enough vaccines to administer second doses to some, but not all, of the people waiting for their second shot.
On Tuesday, Joe Biden announced Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania's current secretary of health, as his pick for secretary of health. If confirmed, Levine would be the first transgender federal official.
Millions of Americans have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, but many people wonder if pharmaceutical companies will be liable in the event of a vaccine-related injury.
A U.N. panel of health experts released a report Monday that highlights slow responses to COVID-19 in early 2020.
Over a dozen people caught the virus, including two who were hospitalized.
One doctor has been unable to treat a patient who has been receiving care for the lingering effects of COVID-19 infection.
The customer could face "two felony charges, robbery and assault 2nd degree for his poor decision to escalate the situation," according to police.
Some seniors are "balking at getting the second shot because they've heard that the side effects are worse with the second shot," one health official said.
The incident came as total confirmed cases in Oregon surpassed 133,205, with 1,800 total reported deaths.
"I think the vaccine is imperative," the woman, whose name is Raana Bell, said, while calling for there to be more transparency regarding the shots.
The chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital also said some variants may make certain antibody treatments less effective.
"This virus continues to mutate and adapt, and we cannot let down our guard," said Santa Clara County health officer Sara Cody.
"If we can get the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated, we'd be in very good shape," Fauci said.
The current rate of deaths in L.A. County was reported to be more than double that of pre-pandemic years, according to the coroner's office.
"Rand Paul is the example of how dangerous it is to have people in positions of authority who speak loudly but have no clue what they're talking about," said former Kentucky Senate candidate Charles Booker.
Experts told Newsweek the U.S. has tripped up at arguably the most important hurdle of vaccine development: getting shots into people's arms.
It's been reported more than 187,000 people in Israel have already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.