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Biden’s team sets even more ambitious goal for vaccination

At first, the plan to administer 100 million vaccines in 100 days sounded a bit ambitious.

Today, one month into the presidency, Joe Biden is about to achieve his goal and is launching much further on the most ambitious and overwhelming mission to vaccinate all eligible adults against the coronavirus before the end of the summer.

The limited supply of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines has affected the pace of vaccinations, even before winter weather delayed the delivery of approximately 6 million doses last week. But the United States is poised to make a supply breakthrough by increasing manufacturing, with the expectation of a third vaccine available in the coming weeks.

That means that the act of giving the injections will soon be the most important thing and that prompts the Biden administration to push to dramatically expand the number of people giving the injections and vaccination centers.

“It’s one thing to have the vaccine and quite another to inject it into someone’s arms,” ​​Biden said Friday during a visit to the Pfizer factory in Portage, Michigan.

The company is about to double its vaccine delivery rate in the coming weeks.

Since their approval in December, more than 75 million of Moderna and Pfizer’s two-dose vaccines have been distributed, of which 63 million have been administered, reaching 13% of Americans. Nearly 45 million of those doses have been administered since Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

The rate of distribution of these vaccines is about to take off. Approximately 125 million doses are to be delivered in the next five weeks, with an additional 200 million planned for the end of May and another 200 million for the end of July.