Joe Biden claims he will break 100 million vaccine shots in 100 days


Joe Biden claims he will break 100 million vaccine shots in 100 days as daily average hits 1.6 million doses – after coming under fire for setting low-ball target

  • President Joe Biden claimed he will break 100 million COVID vaccine shots in 100 days after he was criticized for setting a low ball target 
  • ‘I believe we’ll not only reach that, we’ll break it,’ Biden wrote on Twitter 
  • The U.S. is currently administering over 1.6 million shots a day, meaning Biden will easily hit his 100 million in 100 day goal 
  • Some experts have called his goal conservative
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted that any American who wants the vaccine will have access to it by April
  • Biden goes to Kalamazoo, MI, Thursday to visit a Pfizer facility 

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President Joe Biden claimed Tuesday he will break 100 million COVID vaccine shots in 100 days after he was criticized for setting a low ball target. 

‘Before I took office, I set a big goal of administering 100 million shots in the first 100 days. With the progress we’re making I believe we’ll not only reach that, we’ll break it,’ Biden wrote on Twitter

Biden has longed talked about 100 million shots in the arm in his first 100 days as president. 

But some experts have called his goal conservative. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves as chief medical adviser to the president, has predicted that any American who wants the vaccine will have access to it by spring.

‘By the time we get to April, that will be what I would call, for better wording, ‘open season,’ Fauci said last week on NBC’s ‘Today Show.’ ‘Namely, virtually everybody and anybody in any category could start to get vaccinated.’

But Fauci walked that back Tuesday, telling CNN that it would be Late May or early June. 

Since vaccine distribution began in the United States on Dec. 14, more than 52 million doses have been administered, reaching 11.5 per cent of the total population

Since vaccine distribution began in the United States on Dec. 14, more than 52 million doses have been administered, reaching 11.5 per cent of the total population

President Joe Biden claimed he will break 100 million COVID vaccine shots in 100 days after he was criticized for setting a low ball target

The U.S. is currently administering over 1.6 million shots a day, meaning Biden will easily hit his 100 million in 100 day goal

President Joe Biden claimed he will break 100 million COVID vaccine shots in 100 days after he was criticized for setting a low ball target

Since vaccine distribution began in the United States on Dec. 14, more than 52 million doses have been administered, reaching 11.5 per cent of the total population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The U.S. is currently administering over 1.6 million shots a day. 

At that rate, Biden will easily fulfill his promise to vaccinate 100 million Americans in  100 days.

The president heads to Kalamazoo, Michigan on Thursday, to tour a Pfizer manufacturing facility producing the COVID vaccine. 

Biden announced last week his administration secured 200 million more doses of vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, enough to inoculate every American adult.

‘We’ve now purchased enough vaccine supplies to vaccinate all Americans,’ Biden said during a visit to the National Institutes of Health. ‘Now we’re working to get those vaccines into the arms of millions of people.’ 

He warned logistical hurdles means many Americans won’t be vaccinated until the end of summer. 

The vaccines are two dose regimens, given three or four weeks apart. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted that any American who wants the vaccine will have access to it by April

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted that any American who wants the vaccine will have access to it by April

Biden also blamed the vaccine delay on his predecessor in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump.

‘It’s no secret that the vaccination program was in much worse shape than my team and I anticipated,’ he said last week at NIH. 

‘My predecessor, to be very blunt about it, did not do his job to get ready for the massive challenge of vaccinating hundreds of millions of Americans,’ he noted. 

Additionally, President Biden will address the global issue of COVID this week when he speaks with G-7 leaders.  The virtual meeting, hosted by the United Kingdom, will also include leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the European Commission and European Council.

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