Biden moving vaccine eligibility date to April 19, official says

James Marshall
Апреля 6, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked by a reporter on Monday whether there is an agreement in the works between the two leaders on shoring up the supply chain for semiconductors.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Biden's plans before the formal announcement.

But sources confirmed to Fox News that the president is moving that date up by two weeks.

The president is set to make the announcement from the White House Tuesday, after a visit to a vaccination site in Alexandria, Va.

Biden had set a goal to give 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in his first 100 days in office - a goal he has since doubled to 200 million doses by his 100th day.

Biden is also expected to tout the more than 4 million vaccine doses administered in one day over the weekend.

Officials announced at the end of March that almost half of states were set to expand eligibility to all adults by April 15, and that 46 states and Washington, D.C. would do so by May 1. A handful of states, including Hawaii and OR, still have May 1 as the deadline.

But eligibility isn't the same as actually being vaccinated.

People wait in their vehicles to get vaccinated at a drive-thru site at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on April 1. Almost 1 in 4 adults are fully vaccinated, they added.

CNN was first to report on Biden's planned announcement.

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