JUST IN: Biden to Announce Every American to be Vaccine Eligible 2 Weeks Earlier, Tout 150 Million Shots in 1st 75 Days
The White House confirmed that President Joe Biden will announce he’s moving up the timeline for states to make every American adult eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by two weeks, and will tout 150 million vaccinations in his administration’s first 75 days.
On Tuesday, President Biden is scheduled to visit the vaccination site at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. After that, Biden will deliver remarks on the state of vaccinations in the State Dining Room of the White House, where he will announce the new goal and celebrate the 150 million vaccinations.
Several White House reporters tweeted the news, citing administration officials.
Pres Biden today will announce that 150 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered within his first 75 days in office.
He will also announce he is moving up his timeline by 2 weeks (to April 19) for states to make all American adults eligible to get a vaccine.
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) April 6, 2021
New — President Biden will announce today he’s moving up his deadline for states to make all adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by almost two weeks. https://t.co/2TZ97rQAND
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) April 6, 2021
CNN was first to report the news.
As president-elect, Biden pledged to deliver 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, but during the first formal press conference of his presidency, Biden doubled that goal to 200 million.
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