Biden moving vaccine eligibility deadline to April 19

Biden Says Most Americans Will Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by Mid-April.On March 29, President Joe Biden said the government will increase the number of pharmacies receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from 17,000 to 40,000 by April 19.As a result, it's estimated that at least 90% of adults will be able to get vaccinated within five miles of their home.The president also asked governors to reinstate mask mandates and consider pausing reopening procedures. .We are still in a war with this deadly virus. We're bolstering our defenses, but this war is far from won, President Joe Biden, via NBC News.CDC director Rochelle Walensky issued a similar warning Monday, .saying the country is headed for "impending doom" if it doesn't continue to follow coronavirus safety guidelines amid the presence of COVID-19 variants.White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeffrey Zients said that over the past few days, about 3 million vaccinations have been administered daily.

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday all American adults will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by April 19, rather than his original deadline of May 1.

Biden made the announcement while visiting an Alexandria, Virginia, vaccination site. He also mentioned 150 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered within his first 75 days in office. Those statistics are in line with Biden’s goal of 200 million shots by his 100th day in office.

States have been gradually expanding eligibility beyond such priority groups as seniors and essential front-line workers.

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Biden announced just last week that 90% of adults would be eligible for one of three approved vaccines by April 19, in addition to having a vaccination site within 5 miles of where they live.

More than 4 million vaccine doses were reported across the U.S. on Saturday, the most according to data from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of doses also brought the average to higher than 3 million people per day for the first time.

On Friday, the CDC said vaccinated Americans can safely travel again within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into quarantine afterward.

According to the CDC, more than 100 million people in the U.S. — or about 30% of the population — have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose.

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