President Joe Biden announced a new COVID-19 vaccination goal during his first White House press conference on Thursday: administering 200 million shots in his first 100 days in office.
“I know it’s ambitious – twice our original goal – but no other country in the world has even come close, not even close, to what we’re doing,” said the new president.
In addition to setting this new vaccination target, Biden also claims that, by the end of May, there will be enough vaccine supply for every U.S. adult. He also stated that all U.S. adults should be able to get vaccinated after May 1.
This announcement comes after Biden hit his original goal of 100 million vaccinations on Day 58. In fact, over 130 million vaccine does have been administered. Additionally, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 14% of the entire U.S. population has been fully vaccinated.
Currently, vaccines are being issued at an average rate of 2.5 million doses per day, making it likely that Biden will surpass his new ambitious target.