U.S. President Joe Biden announced that 90 percent of the country’s adults will be included in the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination program by April 19 and the remaining 10 percent by May 1st at the latest.
In a speech at the White House, Biden explained the Covid-19 vaccination program.
Vice President Harris and I just wrapped up a COVID-19 briefing. Tune in as I give an update on our response to the virus and the state of vaccinations. https://t.co/eAex72VFDH— President Biden (@POTUS) March 29, 2021
A record 10 million people have been vaccinated in the past three days, Biden said, noting that the federal government, state governments, the national guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are running a “massive” vaccination program.
‘Our war against Covid-19 is far from over’
Biden stressed that despite the progress in vaccine efforts, they still have a long way to go. The situation is fatally serious,” he said.
Underlining that now is not the time to reduce the guard in the fight against the virus, Biden said, “There may be some setbacks in the vaccination program. If we do not keep the measures tight, the virus may get worse.”
Biden said they plan to vaccinate more in April than in March, stressing that they are stepping up efforts to increase the stock of vaccines.
Noting that almost 75 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 65 has been vaccinated, Biden stressed that the elderly and people at high risk want their vaccination programs completed as soon as possible.
“90 percent of adults in the U.S. will be included in the vaccination program by April 19. The remaining 10 percent will be included in the program by May 1st at the latest.”
Underlining the need for states to be serious about the requirement to wear masks, Biden urged the public, “Please don’t take off your masks.”