(Washington) President Joe Biden has set a target of 100 million injections in the first 100 days of his term.
“At 58E On the day of my order, we have reached the target of 100 million injections, ”the Democratic president announced on Thursday, referring to his campaign promise.
“We are far ahead of our schedule, but still have a long way to go,” he added. “Now is the time for optimism, but we must not rest.”
2.4 million vaccines per day
The vaccination rate in the United States has increased significantly in recent weeks.
It currently averages 2.4 million doses per day, just under a million when Democrats took office on Jan. 20.
In this case, doubling the initial target seems realistic, i.e. 200 million vaccinations in the first 100 days of the Biden order.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), nearly 30% of Americans over the age of 18 receive at least one dose. This number increases to over 65% for Americans 65 and older.
As soon as he came to power, some Republicans felt very weak about Joe Biden’s goal.
Three vaccines are now authorized in the United States: Johnson & Johnson (requires only one dose per person) and Pfizer / Bioentech Alliance and Moderna (two doses).
The United States has already placed sufficient orders to receive adequate doses by the end of May to give immunity to all American adults.