Joe Biden says everyone will be vaccine eligible April 19

Ruben Hill
Апреля 7, 2021

"We have to ramp up a whole-of-government approach that rallies the whole country and puts us on a war footing to truly beat this virus", he said.

Biden also urged senior citizens across the country to get vaccinated before eligibility expanded to all adults on 19 April.

The US said it did not and would not support a "system that requires Americans to carry a credential". 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.

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's original goal had been 100 million shots by the end of his first 100 days, but that number was reached in March.

During a press appearance on Tuesday, Biden said he is updating his self-imposed deadline of May 1.

Most states have either made vaccines available to all residents 16 and older or announced plans to do so by mid-April.

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.

She said the government will be issuing "guidance" with "important answers to questions that Americans have in particular around concerns about privacy, security or discrimination". Cumulatively over the past three weeks the administration has sent out 90 million doses of the vaccine, Psaki said.

The Washington Post called Trump's claim in September "without evidence", and CNN reported, "Trump says every American can get a coronavirus vaccine by April, but health experts say that's not likely". "It means they can join the line that day if they have not already done that beforehand".

"By April every single American who wants to be vaccinated will have the ability to be vaccinated", Atlas said. Many of those in-person ceremonies have been altered during the pandemic.

The White House said Monday that almost 1 in 3 Americans and over 40% of adults have received at least one shot, and almost 1 in 4 adults is fully vaccinated.

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