Biden Says All Adults Will Be Vaccine Eligible By April 19

People wait in their vehicles to get immunized last week at a drive-through site at Hard Rock Arena in Miami Gardens, Fla. President Biden Tuesday announced an April 19 due date for all states to open eligibility to individuals ages 18 and up.

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People wait in their lorries to get immunized recently at a drive-through website at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. President Biden Tuesday announced an April 19 deadline for all states to open eligibility to individuals ages 18 and up.

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Most states have actually either made vaccines available to all citizens 16 and older or announced plans to do so by mid-April. The White House did not say how it plans to get the handful of remaining states to go up their timelines.

Officials announced at the end of March that almost half of states were set to expand eligibility to all adults by April 15, and that 46 states and Washington, D.C., would do so by May 1. In the weeks since, the remaining 4 states– New York, Wyoming, South Carolina and Arkansas– have all opened vaccines to the general public.

The president made his announcement after going to a vaccination website at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, an Episcopal institution founded in 1823. His go to was intended to highlight the involvement of religious organizations in the vaccination effort.

President Biden announced Tuesday that he is going up the due date for states to open COVID-19 vaccinations to all U.S. residents 18 and older by about 2 weeks. Less than a month after directing states to broaden eligibility to all adults by May 1, Biden changed that due date to April 19.

“No more complicated rules, no more complicated constraints,” Biden said.

Biden likewise announced that the U.S. administered 150 million doses in his very first 75 days in office, a speed that puts the administration on track to surpassing his formerly stated goal of reaching 200 million dosages in his very first 100 days.

According to NPRs vaccine tracker, 18.8% of the U.S. population is totally immunized, and 32.4% has had at least one dosage. The states with the highest percentage of their populations vaccinated consist of New Mexico, South Dakota, Alaska, Rhode Island and Maine.

The nation is balancing 3.1 million shots daily over a seven-day duration, White House authorities stated Monday, and reached a new milestone over the weekend with an extraordinary 4 million vaccinations tape-recorded in one day. Nearly 1 in 4 grownups are fully vaccinated, authorities included.