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Biden administration set to reach goal of 100M vaccine doses ahead of schedule

"I'm proud to announce that tomorrow, 58 days into our administration, we will have met our goal," Biden said on Thursday

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Paycheck protection program, Biden President Joe Biden speaks about the Paycheck Protection Program during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden said his administration will reach its goal of administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots on Friday, six weeks ahead of schedule. 

Biden, whose administration set a goal to administer the shots within his first 100 days, made the announcement in a Thursday afternoon press conference. 

“I’m proud to announce that tomorrow, 58 days into our administration, we will have met our goal,” Biden said on Thursday. 

With the United States set up to have enough vaccines for all adults by May, the nation will now help supply vaccines to Canada and Mexico, according to the Associated Press

The White House said it was finalizing plans to send four million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to these countries. 

Under the agreement, Canada and Mexico must return extra doses back to the United States, BBC News reports. 

President Biden has ordered all states to change vaccine eligibility requirements to include all adults by May 1. 

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Some states have already changed those requirements to meet the president’s order.