US President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination target for the United States: at least one injection for 70% of adults by the July 4 national holiday.
Speaking from the White House, Biden also announced the goal of 160 million Americans fully immunized by the same date, according to the US government.
Achieving that goal will significantly change the way Americans spend the summer, he said. “The light at the end of the tunnel is getting stronger and stronger. “
After record vaccination levels, the daily number of people receiving a dose against COVID-19 is declining in the United States, forcing authorities to revise their strategy to reach the indifferent and the skeptical. Rather than the huge vaccination centers in the stadiums, the authorities are now emphasizing mobile clinics and the multiplication of vaccination points as close as possible to Americans.
Referring to this “new phase”, the American president announced that the United States was ready to launch a campaign of vaccination of adolescents in the event of authorization of Pfizer’s vaccine for them.
“The FDA [l’Agence américaine des médicaments] only this decision will be made, ”he insisted. “But I want American parents to know that when this announcement falls, we will be ready to act immediately,” he added.
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