All adult Americans will be able to get the corona vaccine from April 19, Biden said
US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that from April 19, all adults in the United States, ie those over the age of 16, will be eligible for a vaccine that protects against the coronavirus. Earlier, the target was set for May 1.
President Biden had previously said that 90 percent of the adult population in the United States would be vaccinated from April 19, but with the increase in vaccine supply, he announced that a full 100 percent of the adult population would be vaccinated by that date. Will
Biden made the announcement at the White House after visiting a vaccination center in the US state of Virginia.
A national survey has revealed that 20% of the US adult population is reluctant to be vaccinated for a number of reasons. Some have called it unnecessary and some harmful, while others have expressed distrust of the government-run program.
The number of Americans reluctant to get vaccinated has dropped slightly in recent years. Experts say the reason for this is that vaccines do not show any side effects.
So far, 62 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, according to the latest official figures. That’s 23% of the US adult population. In addition, more than 107 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Vaccination in the United States began with the elderly and frontline workers. But two weeks from now, all adults in the United States will be able to get the vaccine from local health centers, pharmacies and other sources.