In the U.S., 70% of the adult population has been vaccinated
The U.S. administration has met President Joe Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70 percent of the nation’s adults 30 and older with at least one dose of the coronavirus drug by July 4, White House pandemic response coordinator Jeffrey Zints said.
“I turn to you today with great news. We have already met the president’s goal of vaccinating all adult Americans 30 and older. That’s right: 70% of U.S. adults 30 and older have received at least one dose of the drug,” Zints said during the briefing, which was streamed on the White House website.
In May, U.S. leaders set a new goal in the coronavirus vaccination effort to vaccinate at least one dose of the vaccine for 70 percent of U.S. adults by Independence Day on July 4. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Monday, just over 150 million people in the United States have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with over 177 million people vaccinated once.