Our commitment to the facts and offering updates for you straight from the experts themselves led us to host a Twitter Q&A today to address some of your most-asked questions featuring Dr. Fauci, @CDCDirector Dr. Walensky, and senior advisor @aslavitt46.
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With the FDA and CDC's recommendation that we pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Jeff Zients ensures that our supply of Pfizer and Moderna will allow us to continue our pace of administering 3 million shots per day. Read his statement here: https://t.co/QL6i1rbCMl
I'm excited to welcome @fema's Pilot Community Vaccination Center to Jackson County. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Oregon, including Jackson County, one of our best tools to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 variants is to quickly get vaccines into arms.
In the last 7 days, we've reported administering almost 22 million shots -- over 8% of the adult population in a single week.
This pace is unprecedented, but we're continuing to increase vaccine supply, the number of places to get vaccinated, and the number of vaccinators.
The President set a goal of adding at least 12 new mass vaccination sites by April 19.
Today, we announced a new site in Central Point, Oregon and can report that we’re on track to meet that goal this week.
By next week, we'll have opened 36 of these mass vaccination sites.
Take a look at the progress we've made in accelerating vaccination program:
- 120 million Americans have received at least one dose, with over 72 million who've been fully vaccinated.
- 46% of adults have had at least their first shot and 28% of adults are fully vaccinated.
We're accelerating our vaccination program and increasing the number of shots administered per day -- with our current 7-day daily average up to 3 million per day.
At this pace, we're on track to meet the President's goal of administering 200 million shots in his first 100 days. https://t.co/AztkAkOsSB
More than 112 million Americans have received at least one dose and more than 66 million adult Americans are now fully vaccinated.
That’s more than a quarter of all adult Americans who are now fully vaccinated, up from less than 1% when the President took office 11 weeks ago.
The President committed to opening at least 12 new federally-run mass vaccination sites by April 19.
We’ve brought 9 online in the last 10 days, and today we are announcing that we will open two new sites next week:
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Tune in now for a state of the pandemic update from Dr. Walensky, highlights on the latest science from Dr. Fauci, and an update on our outreach and education efforts from Dr. Murthy. Jeff Zients will join them for updates on our vaccination program. https://t.co/wqHatjPMTc
Over the last year, we’ve all witnessed the importance of global health firsthand. On this World Health Day and every day, the United States remains committed to working with the WHO and our partners to end COVID-19 and promote equitable, quality health care for all.
The President originally called on states to open vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1.
Today, because of the progress we’ve made in our vaccine program, he’s moving that timeline up nationwide to April 19.
Every U.S. adult will be eligible for vaccination in two weeks.
Today, the President announced that yesterday we reached a new milestone in our vaccination program as we work towards our goal of administering 200 million shots in our first 100 days in office. 150 million shots. https://t.co/RhIlVhPMDU
Increasing access to COVID-19 vaccines, empowering communities, and providing information in hardest-hit areas are key to turning a page on the pandemic. That’s why we’re thrilled by the launch of our new COVID-19 Community Corps member @ItsMadeToSave -- to do just that.