President Biden To Move Up Deadline For COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

White House Photo / Adam Schultz

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is planning to announce that every adult will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19.

An administration official says that’s two weeks earlier than his original deadline of May 1.

All states have opened eligibility to the public, or have announced when they plan to do so.

Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Hawaii, and New Jersey have said all adults would be eligible by may first.

It’s unclear how Biden’s announcement might change those plans.

Tuesday, the President is scheduled to visit a vaccination site in Alexandria, Virginia and then give remarks.

He’s expected to say the U.S. has administered more than 150 million doses of the vaccine, his goal is 200 million shots by his 100th day in office.


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