Ivan Vochi / AP.
President Biden plans to announce a new target on Tuesday, July 4, to give at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine to 70% of adults.
The administration plans to see 160 million adults vaccinated by two by July 4, in a bid to improve immunity in the country as long as there is less chance of spreading cholera and more public health restrictions. Authorities told reporters that they had been fired.
As of Monday, more than 246 million people had been vaccinated in the United States, more than 56% of the adult population At least one size, 40% of adults received two doses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The target for July 4 will be about 100 million bullets in the next 60 days – a slowdown from the initial vaccination rate – administration officials said, noting that people who were eager to get the vaccine had already done so.
As part of the push for more ammunition, the White House told buyers on Tuesday that it would adjust the classification system for vaccines. States currently receive weekly rates based on population – next formula. But states can now choose whether they want all their allocations or donate certain amounts to the federal pool. That way, states that need more volume based on demand could take that pool, an administration official said.
The president also plans to make the vaccine more accessible by ordering tens of thousands of pharmacies to make appointments to walk, fund more emerging and mobile clinics, and provide more vaccines to the country’s rural population.
It is also expected that if part of the effort to eradicate the virus is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it will push to ensure that children between the ages of 12 and 15 get vaccinated as soon as possible. If this happens, the doses will be distributed by pediatricians and family doctors and the federal pharmacy program will provide the vaccine to about 15,000 pharmacies across the country, officials said. Pediatric vaccine is currently the only approved vaccine for 16-year-olds in the United States.
Bidin, which is pushing more Americans to get vaccinated, is part of an effort to eradicate the epidemic that has claimed more than a million lives and affected the national economy for more than a year.
Biden’s former president, Donald Trump, has launched a national immunization program, but has been criticized for his slow response to the virus, for spreading false information about the virus, and for passing it on to supporters – many of whom have delayed the vaccine.