About 88.7 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been distributed nationwide since mid-December.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday announced an important achievement of the White House in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic – since January 20, when the Biden administration began work, 50 million doses of vaccines have been used for vaccinations in the United States for a month (data as of Saturday, February 20). This was reported by the press service of the White House.
The White House stressed that 50% of the task set by Joe Biden at the beginning of the presidency – to ensure that Americans receive 100 million doses of vaccines in the first 100 days since he took office-has already been completed.
Biden has already been in office for 39 days; thus, he fulfills the promise with an 11-day lead.
Speaking at an event at the White House, Biden warned that despite the decline in COVID-19 infections and the steady increase in the number of vaccinations, “now is not the time to relax,” according to Agence France-Presse.
“We must continue to wash our hands, maintain social distance and, for God’s sake, for God’s sake, wear a mask, “the president said, adding that vaccines are “safe and effective.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of about 88.6 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been distributed to health centers nationwide since mid-December, and 66.4 million doses have been administered.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden’s top medical adviser, estimates that about 325 million Americans will need to be vaccinated to control the pandemic.
On Thursday morning, Vice President Harris visited a Washington supermarket, where she appealed to support a federal program involving pharmacies funded by the government. This network was created to speed up vaccination and reach more people. At the moment, 6.5 thousand pharmacies across the country have received 1 million doses of the vaccine.