Many states have broadly expanded the scope of the Covid-19 vaccine this week, releasing more demand by shooting more people while supplies are still tight.
Several states, including Texas, Ohio, Louisiana and Indiana, have set eligibility requirements at 16 years of age and above, and have joined the recent actions of Arizona and Georgia. Starting Tuesday, New York will qualify people 30 and over. Connecticut rose to over 16 on Thursday, and Maine plans to do the same on April 7.
In some places where eligibility has been expanded, demand still exceeds vaccine supply. There are differences from state to state and even within the state, but some people report that it is difficult to make an appointment.
Countries are relying on more and more vaccine doses to meet their needs. President Biden has set a goal of 200 million guns fired by April 30.
Federal data shows that 73.7% of people aged 65 and over have had at least one shot. Data shows that, in total, at least 1