Biden wants 70% of US adults to have one Covid shot and 160 million to be fully vaccinated by July 4

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Published on 4 May 2021, 21:56
JOE Biden has set a new goal for 70 per cent of adults to have had at least one Covid jab and for 160million to be fully vaccinated by July 4.

The President has implored Americans to get the jab during an address from the State Dining Room of the White House this afternoon as he set the Independence Day target.

He said during his remarks that the next phase of the rollout with focus on three areas - getting those aged between 12 and 15 jabbed, making vaccines more available and encouraging those who have so far been unsure by improving vaccine education.

Biden's remarks come at a time when the pace of vaccinations nationwide has slowed down, even though every American adult is now eligible for the jab.

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