Covid-19 Vaccine: Biden wants to improve supply for US citizens

Mr Biden said his administration was trying to persuade "doubters" about the shots. "In two months, let's celebrate our freedom as a country and our independence from this virus. We can do this. We can do this," Mr Biden said at the White House on Monday.

President Joe Biden has announced plans to vaccinate 70% of US adults by July 4th and to begin administering vaccines to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as possible. Mr. Biden’s latest target is for 160 million adults to be completely vaccinated by July 4th. Given that 105 million people have already received Covid-19 vaccine and the United States is vaccinating nearly a million adults every day, the target is well within reach.

Mr Biden said his administration was trying to persuade “doubters” about the shots. “In two months, let’s celebrate our freedom as a country and our independence from this virus. We can do this. We can do this,” Mr Biden said at the White House on Monday.

Following widespread concerns that the sign-up process was too complicated for others, the Democratic president also launched a new website, vaccines.gov, that Americans would use to locate vaccination sites more conveniently.

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There is also a phone number that Americans can text to send their postal code and find out where they can get vaccines in their city. Mr. Biden had previously said that by July 4th, life will be “back to normal.”

Plans for kids regarding COVID-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration is debating whether the Pfizer vaccine should be approved for children as young as 12 years old. In the United States, Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is currently approved for people as young as 16.

Mr. Biden said that he would not tamper with the FDA’s operation, but that “if that announcement comes, we are ready to move immediately.”

“So parents and their children can speak to their family doctor about it and get the shot from the provider they trust the most,” the president told reporters, adding that vaccinations will be sent directly to paediatricians in the coming weeks.

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He went on to say that adolescents would be able to get their vaccine at 15,000 pharmacies. “And if teens are on the move this summer, they can get their first shot somewhere and their second shot somewhere else,” he said.

If approved, the vaccine will be available to 17 million teenagers aged 12 to 15 years old right away. Children in states that track Covid cases by age now account for about 22.4 percent of all new infections, according to research released on Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

According to the report, this is up dramatically from 3% of new daily cases at this time last year. Several businesses in the United States have also provided incentives to those who have been vaccinated.

When can the United States attain herd immunity?

It’s unclear what the criterion for herd immunity is, which means that a large enough proportion of the population is immune to an infection that it can’t spread.

Dr. Fauci started by stating that the figure vaccinated. Last month, Dr. Fauci said that the goal of herd immunity was “elusive.” was about 70%, then eventually increased to 90%.

In a December interview with the New York Times, he admitted to shifting the goalposts in response to public polling on Americans’ ability to get COVID-19 vaccine.

“The proportion of the population that must be vaccinated against Covid-19 to begin inducing herd immunity is unknown,” said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan of the World Health Organization.

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