Biden says goal of 100m shots in 100 days will be met on Friday, 42 days early

Biden says goal of 100m shots in 100 days will be met on Friday, 42 days early


Biden says goal of 100m shots in 100 days will be met on Friday, 42 days early

Biden says goal of 100m shots in 100 days will be met on Friday, 42 days early

President Joe Biden has announced that his administration will reach his pledge of 100 million vaccine doses within his first 100 days of office on Friday – 42 days ahead of schedule.

As of Wednesday, the United States had administered more than 96 million vaccine doses under Mr Biden, and the country was averaging about 2 to 2.5 million doses per day.

At the start of his presidency, Mr Biden announced the goal of administering 100 million vaccine doses within 100 days in an effort to get Americans vaccinated as Covid-19 continued to circulate. But some health experts criticised the goal as “too low” given that the country was administering almost one million vaccine doses per day under former President Donald Trump.

Now the Biden administration looks to have far exceeded its goal.

“I’m proud to announce that tomorrow, 58 days into our administration, we will have met my goal of administering 100 million shots to our fellow Americans,” Mr Biden said on Thursday afternoon.

As of Thursday, the US has administered more than 115 million vaccine doses since December, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To date, 12.3 per cent of the US population was fully vaccinated for Covid-19. 


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