Biden Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccine Production: 'Enough for Every American by End of May'
POTUS also asks states to prioritize educators to receive first shot by end of March
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The U.S. will have enough COVID-19 vaccines by the end of May to vaccinate every American, President Biden said on Tuesday.
“Three weeks ago, I announced we would have enough vaccine supply for all Americans by the end of July. Now, with our efforts to ramp up production, we will have enough vaccines for every American by the end of May,” Biden tweeted.
He also called on states to prioritize the vaccinations of educators and child-care workers so that they received their first shot by the end of March.
“We want every educator, school staff member, and child-care worker to receive at least one shot by the end of this month. It’s time to treat in-person learning like the essential service that it is,” Biden wrote in another tweet.
The president’s announcement comes shortly after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of a third, single-shot vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson.
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