Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19

Rodiano Bonacci
Aprile 7, 2021

The president had announced just last week that 90% of adults would be eligible for one of three approved COVID-19 vaccines by April 19, in addition to having a vaccination site within 5 miles of their home.

Less than a month after directing states to expand eligibility to all adults by May 1, Biden is expected to change that deadline to April 19. "No more confusing restrictions", Biden said in his remarks at the White House. "Get the vaccination when you can". He claimed supply of vaccines has grown and more doses are on the way across the nation.

On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, warned that the country is in a "critical time" because "we could just as easily swing up into a surge". However, the country is about to hit 150 million shots delivered, and Biden will announce what appears to be an attainable goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days. However, both Moderna and Pfizer produced two-dose shots as part of the program that began getting distributed in December, although Trump fell short of his goal of 20 million vaccinations distributed by the end of 2020.

But Biden's announcement of the 19 April deadline was aimed at injecting optimism into a public that's grown tired of the restrictions, and it comes as a flood of vaccine is being sent to states this week.

The White House on Tuesday ruled out imposing any form of a coronavirus vaccine passport in the United States, but said private businesses were free to explore the idea.

Biden is also expected to announce that the USA administered 150 million doses in his first 75 days in office, a pace that puts him on track to surpassing his previously stated goal of reaching 200 million doses in his first 100 days.

"That doesn't mean they will get it that day", Psaki said, speaking of a vaccine shot. "It means they can join the line that day if they have not already done that beforehand". "There will be no federal vaccinations database and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential", Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. "There are going to be more people waiting". Almost 1 in 4 adults are fully vaccinated, they added.

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