Washington-Announced on Tuesday, the deadline for adult qualifications The nationwide event will continue until April 19. Mr. Biden had previously called on states and regions to allow all adults to be eligible for shooting by May 1.
As of Tuesday, 36 states have opened up vaccination eligibility to people 16 years and older, while another 12 states and the District of Columbia are preparing to vaccinate before April 19. In other words, most states are already matching the president’s new vaccine as planned. He announced the deadline for April 1
It is not yet clear how the deadline set by the president will actually change the distribution of vaccines or how quickly the vaccine can be injected into the arms of Americans. It is unclear whether there is a new earlier deadline on Tuesday, which also indicates that vaccine supplies are coming faster, or whether there are new plans to vaccinate Americans who are waiting to be vaccinated faster.
Several states and major metropolitan areas, including Washington, are struggling to meet the high demand for injections, causing current eligible residents to scramble to find vaccine options in neighboring Maryland or Virginia.
Mr. Biden said that last month there will beVaccine every American before the end of May.
The announcement comes at a time when COVID-19 infection rates have risen again in many states, but vaccination continues at a noticeable rate. The President warned that variants are spreading and cases are increasing in some places.
He said: “Let me explain in one word: time. Time. Even though we are advancing at a record speed, we have not vaccinated more than 300 million Americans. It will take time.”
Mr. Biden urged people to continue to be cautious, to distance themselves from society and to cover up.
He said: “We are still in a life-and-death race with this virus.”
He also specifically called on the elderly to be vaccinated, and urged young people to encourage family members and neighbors. In the United States, at least 80% of COVID-19 deaths are elderly people.
The President also announced that there were more than 150 million shootings in the United States on Monday. He set a goal of 200 million rounds in the first 100 days. He said that more than 75% of people over 65 have received at least one injection. He also said that by the end of March, about 80% of teachers and childcare workers had received at least one shot. The president has set a goal to have all teachers receive at least one shot by the end of March.
Earlier Tuesday, the President visited a vaccination clinic at a seminary in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that more than 167 million vaccinations have been carried out since the vaccines were distributed at the end of last year. The CDC says that so far, nearly two-thirds of Americans (32.4%) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.