By the same date, the president wants to vaccinate fully 160 million Americans.
In addition, the president, who has made the fight against the pandemic one of the priorities of his administration, aims to vaccinate fully 160 million adults by this date, when the country celebrates Independence Day.
“If we make progress toward this goal, more Americans will receive protection from the coronavirus… and America will take a serious step towards returning to normal life,” an administration official said during a conference call with reporters.
“Of course, Americans can be vaccinated after July 4, but the delay is undesirable. Let’s try to reach the 70% mark, at least in the form of a single dose of the vaccine, before that date,” Biden said.
“Get vaccinated,” the president addressed the residents of the United States. “Let’s celebrate our country’s Independence Day in two months… from this virus.”
So far, Biden said, at least 150 million American adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The new phase of the vaccination program will affect adolescents aged 12 to 15 years.
Answering a question from a journalist, the president said that he had not yet decided on the issue of free transfer of the formula for the production of vaccines to other countries.