President Biden Says U.S. Will Have Vaccine Doses For Every Adult By End of May
President Joe Biden announced today (March 2) there will be enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for every adult by the end of May. He had originally projected there would be enough vaccine supply for every adult by the end of July.
The Washington Post quoted President Biden as saying, “This country will have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May. … That’s progress.”
This vaccine supply update comes after the Biden administration was able to facilitate an agreement between Merck and Johnson & Johnson to enable the rival companies to work together to produce more doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration this past weekend.
As of the time of publishing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently report that 10.2 percent of the U.S. population over 18 years of age is fully vaccinated.