President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States is poised to administer his goal of 100 million COVID-19 vaccines this week, more than a month early. Biden said the milestone was expected to be reached Friday.

During remarks in the the East Room of the White House, Biden said: “I’m proud to announce that tomorrow, 58 days into our administration, we will have met our goal. We’re going to beat this, we’re way ahead of schedule, but we’ve got a long way to go. We need millions more to get vaccinated.”  When he took office in January, Biden said he wanted to reach the 100 million mark within his first 100 days, which put the deadline at May 2. The administration is more than 40 days ahead of schedule.”

Biden gave top priority to delivering coronavirus vaccines nationwide when he became president. The White House tweeted earlier in the week: “The Biden-Harris administration has been working around the clock to get America vaccinated. We’ve doubled daily vaccinations, secured enough doses for every American, and opened hundreds of sites across the country.”

Biden says U.S. to hit 100 million virus goal on Friday


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