Officials in more than 40 states have said they are scheduled to meet or expire President BidenJoe Biden Supreme Court Will Hear Boston Terrorist Death Case – Biden Administration Allowing The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden Assigns Harris To Border; today’s press conference Democrats face questions about the agenda MOREThe May 1 deadline to extend COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults starting Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
With the vaccination effort advancing across the country, at least 30 states hope to open vaccines to all adults in March or April, before the president’s deadline, the Times reported.
Several states this week announced expansions to your eligibility requirements, including West Virginia, Arizona and Utah, which was open to all adults. Those three states joined Alaska and Mississippi, which had already authorized vaccines for those 16 and older.
Other states like Georgia and Texas stated that the vaccine will be available to all adults in the coming days, Georgia on Thursday and Texas on Monday. Indiana and Tennessee also said they expected eligibility to reach all adults on March 31 and April 5, respectively.
Officials in several states, including New Jersey, Alabama and Minnesota, have said their states will meet the Biden deadline without specifying a specific date.
South Carolina is one of the states that is expected to miss the two-day deadline, as the state of Palmetto expects. all residents age 16 and older to be eligible on “about May 3”.
No other state has a projected date after Biden’s deadline for vaccines to be available to all adults, according to a list from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The optimistic expectations for most states come as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than a quarter of the US population, numbering more than 85 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Fourteen percent of the United States population, more than 46 million people, are fully vaccinated.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only vaccine licensed by the Food and Drug Administration for those over 16 years of age, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for those over 18 years of age.