Biden said all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine by April 19 2021
USA President Joe Biden announced On Tuesday that he moved up his call for all U.S. adults to become eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine to April 19, almost two weeks sooner than his initial goal of May 1.
"Everyone is going to be able to do this before the month is out," Biden said, touring a pop-up vaccination site at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria before delivering a warning not to become complacent about the virus.
Biden wants to eliminate any confusion for Americans about whether they are eligible to be vaccinated, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. Here Are Some Links
Biden announced last week that 90% of all American adults would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19 and directed the federal government to ensure that the same percentage of Americans live within 5 miles of a vaccination site.New York and Maryland opened vaccine eligibility to those 16 or older Tuesday, the day after 12 states did the same:
Alabama Florida Idaho Iowa Kentucky Nebraska Nevada New Mexico Michigan South Dakota Tennessee Wisconsin
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The USA continues to report a high level of coronavirus cases – 452,636 in the week ending Monday, a 20% increase from two weeks earlier. The nation has ramped up its pace of daily vaccinations: an average of more than 3 million doses administered a day, compared with less than 1 million in January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Biden administration announced that the USA hit 4 million doses administered in a 24-hour period, a record.