Last week Tuesday President Biden announced that there will be enough doses of the coronavirus vaccine available for the entire adult population in the United States by the end of May. The U.S. has recently surpassed 100 million covid-19 vaccinations this past Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s data-tracker website showed Friday that 101 million doses of the three vaccines approved for use in the U.S. have been administered so far. Biden is hopeful that America can mark Independence Day from covid-19 on July 4th if people get vaccinated. For something like this to be possible, the U.S. must find enough health workers to give out the shots and create more mass vaccination sites. In addition to that officials must make it a priority to ensure that underserved communities receive the vaccine and hesitancy to take the vaccines is overcome. Biden has also announced plans this week to secure an additional 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, doubling the company’s commitment. The administration has contracts with Pfizer and Moderna to provide 600 million doses of their two-shot vaccines. The white house does plan on expanding the number of people qualified to administer vaccines. Newly eligible vaccinators will include dentists, veterinarians, emergency medical technicians, and students in professional healthcare fields, among other personnel. With that being said many are concerned about getting enough people to get the vaccine so the U.S. can achieve herd immunity.
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