Biden to declare all US grown-ups qualified for antibody by April 19

The federal government has significantly ramped up the pace of vaccinations as it works to end the COVID-19 pandemic. States with limited vaccine supply initially limited early doses to higher risk groups, such as the elderly.
Biden initially set a goal of delivering 100 million jabs into people’s arms within his first 100 days in office.

The goal has since been doubled to 200 million shots by his 100th day, which is April 29.

COVID-19 has killed more than 555,000 people in the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally, but more than 167 million doses have been administered in the country. Four in 10 Americans have had at least one vaccine dose, a rate far ahead of most countries.

The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines used in the US require two doses. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, also being used, requires one dose.

Biden announced just last week that 90 percent of adults would be eligible for one of three approved vaccines by April 19, in addition to having a vaccina

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