Yesterday and today President Joe Biden and his team of COVID-19 advisors updated their plans to vaccinate all Americans aged 16 and older by the end of summer against COVID-19, an ambitious goal that will require support from Congress, the full power of the Defense Production Act, and the confidence of the American people. “In order to vaccinate every American over the age of 16, we need 500 million doses of vaccine,” said Andy Slavitt, the White House senior advisor for COVID Response, in a press conference today. Each vaccine requires two doses per person, administered 3 to 4 weeks apart. Slavitt said both Pfizer and Moderna are on track to deliver 200 million doses to the United States by the end of March, and yesterday Biden announced he was planning 200 additional doses to be delivered through the summer.

 

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