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Biden making COVID-19 vaccine available to all US adults sooner

President Biden will reportedly announce Tuesday that each grownup within the US will likely be allowed to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19 – shaving about two weeks off his May 1 deadline for states to make all adults eligible.

The president will make the announcement on the White House after a go to to a vaccination web site in Alexandria, Virginia, CNN reported, citing an administration official.

Last week, Biden introduced that 90 p.c of adults could be eligible to get the jab by April 19, in addition to have an inoculation web site inside 5 miles of the place they dwell.

He additionally mentioned the variety of pharmacies participating within the federal pharmacy vaccination program was growing from 17,000 areas to 40,000.

States have been regularly increasing eligibility past precedence teams akin to seniors and important front-line staff.

Patients sit in an observation area after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
The US reported greater than 4 million doses administered in a single 24-hour interval over the weekend.
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All New Yorkers aged 16 and older at the moment are eligible for a vaccination.

Biden is anticipated to say Tuesday that 150 million doses have been administered throughout his first 75 days in office, consistent with a said purpose of 200 million photographs by his one hundredth day in office, CNN reported.

He additionally will tout how the US reported greater than 4 million doses administered in a single 24-hour interval final weekend, in accordance to the community.

Patient receives COVID-19 vaccine
New Yorkers aged 16 and older at the moment are eligible for a vaccination.
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The commander in chief will reportedly say that greater than 75 p.c of individuals over age 65 have gotten a shot and over 55 p.c of them are totally vaccinated, a quantity that was at 8 p.c when he took office.

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