Joe Biden Sets Goal Of 70% Of U.S. Adults Having Covid-19 Shot – Deadline

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President Joe Biden is setting a goal of having 70% of the U.S. adult population with at least one Covid-19 shot by July 4, as the White House seeks to return the country to closer to normal.

The White House also unveiled plans to have 160 million U.S. adults to be fully vaccinated by that date.

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Biden will announce the goal in remarks at the White House on Tuesday. He also will announce an effort to vaccinate teens aged 12-15, if the FDA approves its use for those under the age of 16. The president also will announce plans to make vaccinations more convenient, including walk-in vaccinations at pharmacy locations.

The announcement comes as demand for the Covid-19 vaccine is starting slowdown, signaling that it may be more difficult to convince large segments of the population to get the shots.

More to come.

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