On Tuesday, Joe Biden, the President of the United States, announced that his government’s new coronavirus vaccination goal is getting seventy percent of American adults to receive at least one dose of the vaccine and having one hundred and sixty million adults received full vaccination jabs by 4th July.
The President has set a goal of having 70% of U.S. adults with at least one shot and 160 million Americans fully vaccinated by July 4 — and we’ll need to administer close to 100 million shots in arms over the next 60 days to meet it.
— White House COVID-19 Response Team (@WHCOVIDResponse) May 4, 2021
The president announced the latest vaccination targets two months before Independence Day of the country, a date the federal administration’s hopes will mark a turning point in the deadly pandemic. Moreover, Biden says at the White House that after the success in the fight against COVID-19, the U.S. people will be procced toward returning to normal routine life.
Earlier on Tuesday, in a background call with reporters, senior government officials said the White House would change the way it allocates COVID-19 vaccines to states. The coronavirus that goes unwanted or unused by some American states will reallocate to others. So, in order to administer many more vaccinations in the next sixty-one days, Biden will take further steps to encourage more people to receive vaccination and make it comfortable for them to do so.
Biden Ordered Local Pharmacies to Provide Walk-in Vaccinations
According to an official, the President will direct several local pharmacies to offer walk-in vaccinations to citizens without appointments. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will also support mobile and pop-up clinics, which aimed at people who may face trouble reaching coronavirus vaccination sites. Furthermore, the White House is planning to instantly mobilize if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for individuals ages twelve to fifteen for emergency use.
The government officials also announced more funding from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package would allocate toward rural health hospitals and clinics. Additionally, the latest efforts of the government appear to aim partly at handling the issue of vaccine uncertainty. A Monmouth University survey published in mid-April found that around one in five Americans say they won’t get a vaccine jab.
The latest goal comes as the pace of daily vaccine shots slows down to an average of almost 2.3 million reported vaccinations daily as of Monday from a high of around 3.4 million on 13th April. According to CDC, as of Monday, over 145 million American individuals age eighteen and older, or 56.3% of the overall adult population, received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
Approximately 104.7 million U.S. national age eighteen and older, or 40.6 percent of the overall adult population, received full vaccination. Reaching the seventy percent digit doesn’t mean America achieved so-called mass immunity against the deadly virus. Some top health officials argued that between seventy percent and eighty-five percent of the American population needs vaccination to achieve herd immunity – the point at which enough individuals in a given community have antibodies against any specific disease.
Biden Previously Identified 4th January as a Significant Date on 20th January
One official says that herd immunity is actually more indefinable, and the United States should just focus on vaccinating as many people as possible to cut down on deaths and hospitalization. According to the official, coronavirus is going to differ in its dynamics and degree by the community. Therefore, each community must separately strive to reach the aim of vaccinating seventy percent of its population by 4th July.
President Biden previously identified 4th July as an important date, as he made coronavirus his main focus when he took office on 20th January in the American fight against the outbreak. In his first prime-time speech to the nation, Biden announced a goal for his citizens to be able to gather physically with their loved ones and friends in small groups to celebrate the holiday. He also encourages the whole nation to do its part to vaccinate the entire country.
If we all do our part, this country will be vaccinated soon, our economy will be on the mend, our kids will be back in school, and we will have proven once again that this country can do anything.
After a long, dark year there are better days ahead.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 15, 2021