U.S. COVID-19 vaccination programs are off to a slow start, but with more funding, better coordination and public awareness campaigns, things could speed up, experts say.

Dr. Melisha Cumberland is given the the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine twenty-one days after receiving the first shot from RN Valerie Massaro of Hartford HealthCare, at the Hartford Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on January 4, 2021. – The vaccine is being given to First Responders currently and front line workers at the Hartford Convention Center, where a vaccine distribution clinic has been set up. Hartford Health Care is currently running ten vaccinations centers with an eleventh planning to open next week and a total capacity to vaccinate 2000 people a day. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)