President Joe Biden announced today that the United States expects to have enough COVID-19 vaccine supply to vaccinate every adult in America by the end of May.
According to Biden, the administration is already half way to its goal to have 100 million shots available within Biden’s first 100 days in office and is now on track to have enough supply for all adults by the end of May.
The new estimate is two months earlier than the previous estimate, which would have had vaccines for all adults by the end of July.
The administration is also adding to the number of places people can get vaccines. “We’re also increasing the places where people can get vaccinated,” Biden said. “We’ve sent millions of vaccines to over 7,000 pharmacies to make it easier for folks to get their COVID-19 vaccine shot like they would their flu shot.”
As of Tuesday, the United States had reported 28.7 million total cases of COVID-19 and 515,000 total deaths.
California leads the nation in the total number of cases. with more than 3.5 million, followed by Texas with more than 2.6 million, next is Florida with 1.9 million and New York with 1.6 million.
In terms of vaccinations, the United States has administered more than 76.8 million shots of the vaccine and 25.4 million people have now been fully vaccinated.