President Biden is expected to announce that he is moving the deadline for states to make all American adults eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine to April 19.
The announcement is expected Tuesday, according to CNN Politics.
In March, the president announced that 90% of adults would be eligible to get the vaccine by April 19 instead of his original May 1 deadline.
I’m proud to announce that three weeks from today, 90% of adults will be eligible to get vaccinated — and 90% of Americans will live within 5 miles of a place to get a shot.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 29, 2021
Biden is scheduled to visit a vaccination site in Alexandria, Virginia, Tuesday before making remarks on vaccinations from the White House.
A White House official told the Associated Press that Biden is expected to announce that 150 million doses have been administered since his inauguration in January.
With this, Biden is on track to meet his new goal of administering 200 million doses of vaccines by his 100th day in office on April 30.
Multiple states altered the date of eligibility to residents over the age of 16, including New Jersey.
BREAKING: Effective April 19th, all New Jerseyans age 16+ will be eligible for vaccination. pic.twitter.com/SxebbSRjNn
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) April 5, 2021
Several other states, including Hawaii and Oregon, still have May 1 as the date when all adult residents can get a vaccine.
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