Biden wants to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4
As demand for vaccination against Covid-19 begins to decline in the United States, new immunization targets are being set by the President Joe Biden. The current goal is to have applied at least one dose to 70% of American adults by July 4. Meanwhile, the government is trying to convince the hesitant to get vaccinated.
“I would like to reach 100%, but I think we can reach this point realistically between now and July 4th,” said the POTUS about his new objective.
Some states are running out of more than half of their doses available, so Biden announced this week that the government will shift doses from states with less need to states with greater demand. He also asked states to make vaccines available on a walk-in basis (without an appointment), and will ask pharmacies to do the same.
Although the country is administering the first doses at a rate of about 965,000 a day, which is half the rate of three weeks ago, the pace is considered almost twice as fast as needed to meet Biden’s new target.
For this, it will be necessary to work hard in three areas of the population: adults who are still hesitant, those who do not seem to be in a hurry to receive the vaccine and teenagers aged 12 to 15, since federal authorities approved vaccination for this age group.
Biden intends for states to administer at least one dose to their teenagers by July 4. It will also ask state governments to deliver doses to pediatricians’ offices and other trusted places, with the goal of completely vaccinating many young people by the beginning of the next school year.
With informations: Medical Xpress