Since all states have opened up for public justification or at least announced when they plan to do so, Biden will announce that any adult in the country will be eligible to be vaccinated by April 19, according to an official, instead of The bid’s original deadline is May 1.
Biden announced last week that 90% of adults will be eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine by April 19 as well as have a vaccination site within five miles of where they live. Biden said the number of pharmacies participating in the federal pharmacy vaccination program rose from the current 1
7,000 placements to 40,000.
CNN has previously reported that all 50 states have announced when they plan to open vaccinations to anyone eligible if they have not already done so. Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Hawaii, and New Jersey are all currently planning to open eligibility by May 1, so it remains to be seen how Biden’s announcement will change those states’ plans. Biden is expected to credit the governors’ efforts to meet his May 1 deadline for this change.
On Tuesday, the president is scheduled to visit a vaccination site in Alexandria, Virginia, and then comment on the state of White House vaccinations. That’s when he is expected to say that 150 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered within his first 75 days in the office, in line with a stated target of 200 million shots before his 100th day in the office.
Biden will tell how the United States reported more than 4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine administered in a single 24-hour period last weekend. This record came at the same time that federal officials put Johnson & Johnson officials in charge of a Baltimore facility and stopped it from producing another vaccine of AstraZeneca after an ingredient defect potentially destroyed 15 million one-shot doses.
As other nations complain about multiple shots, including from the United States, Biden also plans to say Tuesday that the United States is the first country to administer 150 million shots. According to Our World in Data, the United States had administered more than 165 million doses as of Monday night, with China in second place administering just under 140 million shots.
The president would say that more than 75% of people over the age of 65 have received a shot, and over 55% of them are fully vaccinated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – a figure that stood at 8% when he took office.