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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is setting a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70% of adult Americans by July 4, the White House said Tuesday, as the administration pushes to make it easier for people to get shots and to bring the country closer to normalcy.
The new goal, which also includes fully vaccinating 160 million adults by Independence Day, comes as demand for vaccines has dropped off markedly nationwide, with some states leaving more than half their vaccine doses unordered. Biden will call for states to make vaccines available on a walk-in basis and will direct many pharmacies to do the same, and his administration is for the first time moving to shift doses from states with weaker demand to areas with stronger interest in the shots.
The article goes on to state the following:
Biden’s goal is a tacit acknowledgment of the declining interest in shots. Already more than 56% of adult Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and nearly 105 million are fully vaccinated. The U.S. is currently administering first doses at a rate of about 965,000 per day — half the rate of three weeks ago, but almost twice as fast as needed to meet Biden’s target.
“To hit 70% of adults by July, 4, you need to deliver close to 100 million doses, shots, across the next 60 days or so. Some first shots, many second shots, over the next 60 days,” a senior administration official estimated on a call with reporters Tuesday shortly before Biden was set to speak, according to the report.
“We’re going to have to bring the vaccine to people who are less eager,” Biden said on Tuesday, adding, “We’re going to make it easier than ever to get vaccinated.”
“Of course, Americans can still get shots after July 4th,” Biden added. “But no one should wait. Let’s try to hit that 70% mark.”
President Biden announces a new target of vaccinating 70% of adult Americans by July 4 with at least their first shot. pic.twitter.com/Kyw3Dehxrw
— The Recount (@therecount) May 4, 2021
BREAKING: President Joe Biden to set new target of vaccinating 70% of adult Americans, with 160 million people fully vaccinated, by July 4, White House says. https://t.co/Zng899mbQY
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 4, 2021
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