5/4, 9:05 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden: 160M adults to be fully vaccinated by July 4

United States President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday a new phase in the vaccination program and a new goal to achieve before Independence day on July 4th. The new target is to administer 100 million COVID-19 shots over the next 60 days to have 160 million people or nearly 41% of the population fully vaccinated. He also expects 70% of adults to receive at least one shot.

Biden also noted that the pace of vaccination has slowed down as expected as those, who were most eager to get vaccinated have already received their shots. In the new phase of the program, mass vaccination sites will wind down in favor of smaller sites, located closer and more conveniently to people. Businesses will also create incentives and give discounts to vaccinated customers.

The president also assured that once the Food and Drug Administration approves a coronavirus vaccine to be safe for children and teenagers, the government will have 20,000 pharmacies and other vaccination sites throughout the country ready to administer the shots.

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