President Joe Biden has declared all adults in the United States will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by April 19.
“Let me be deadly earnest with you: We aren’t at the finish line. We still have a lot of work to do. We’re still in a life and death race against this virus,” Biden said April 6.
This announcement comes as more threatening variants of the coronavirus have entered the United States. Recently, medical professionals have even said that the U.K. variant of the virus is now the most dominant in America.
“New variants of the virus are spreading and they’re moving quickly. Cases are going back up, hospitalizations are no longer declining,” he noted.
“The pandemic remains dangerous.”
Moving forward, the Biden administration strives to meet its goal of distributing 200 million vaccine doses in 100 days. Thus far, 169 million vaccines have been distributed and 63 million people have been fully vaccinated. This equates to approximately 19% of the population being vaccinated.
By April 19, every adult will be eligible to be vaccinated.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 6, 2021