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Biden moves up deadline for all US adults to be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine — April 19 instead of May 1

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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President Biden just announced he is moving up his deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for a vaccine by almost two weeks, from May 1 to April 19.

President Biden just announced he is moving up his deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for a vaccine by almost two weeks, from May 1 to April 19.

Many states have already opened up to all adults, but beginning April 19th every adult in every state, every adult in this country is eligible to get in line to get a Covid vaccination," the President continued.

Biden also announced 150 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered within his first 75 days in office, in line with a stated goal of 200 million shots by his 100th day in office.

CNN has previously reported that all 50 states have announced when they plan to open vaccinations to everyone who is eligible, if they haven't done so already.

The only way to address the recent surge in cases in some US states like Michigan is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible while also not pulling back on Covid-19 mitigation strategies, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday.

CNN has previously reported that Biden is taking initial steps toward helping other nations ramp up shots, including by boosting global manufacturing and appointing a top global health expert who previously advocated for shipping vaccines from the United States' surplus abroad.

However, the President remains wary of sending vaccines overseas before people in the United States have access, and administration health experts continue to caution that extra doses may be needed as the virus mutates and the pandemic persists.

Nearly 169 million doses of Covid-19 have been administered in the United States, according to data published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 33% of the US population – more than 108 million people – have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and about 19% of the population – more than 63 million people – are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

Given the large number Covid-19 vaccinations administered so far – which surpasses 20 million doses today – the state will stop using the four-tiered system, dubbed the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” which has been in place since last August.

California's vaccination numbers: To date, California has administered over 7 million more vaccine doses than any other state, surpassing many other countries including France and Germany, according to Ghaly.

About 70% of older Californians have received at least one dose of the vaccine and over 4 million doses have been administered in the state’s hardest hit communities.

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