WASHINGTON – President Biden made a bold new pledge on the Coronavirus Pandemic on Monday.
The President vowed that vaccine eligibility will expand to include 90 percent of adults within the next three weeks.
It comes after he set an ambitious new goal last week of having 200 million vaccine shots administered by his 100th day in office.
Unlike last week’s declaration, Biden’s promise didn’t make mention of a specific number of vaccinations given.
He merely addresses eligibility and availability in terms of each American’s access to vaccines in their area.
“That is by April 19, three weeks from today, 90 percent of adults, people over 18 and over will be eligible to get vaccinated,” said Biden. “Of course, it will take time for everyone to get their appointment. It’s a big country and as fast as we’re going, we still have a long way to go to finish this vaccination effort. In fact, there aren’t even there, we aren’t even halfway yet.”
Biden’s pledge on Monday also comes after he said earlier this month, he would order states to open up vaccine eligibility to all U.S. adults by May 1.
Now it appears he intends for the vast majority of that goal to be met well before the first of May.