US President Joe Biden said today that the United States had achieved its government's goal of administering 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in its first 100 days.
"When the vaccination numbers are published tomorrow, it will be clear that we have succeeded. "Today we have over 200 million vaccinations," said Biden of the White House. "It is an incredible achievement for the nation."
He added that his government had delivered 100 million vaccines on the 58th day of its term - the president's number one goal in the fight against coronavirus in the United States.
Nearly 32 million people have been infected with the virus in the United States and 568.000 others have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The White House resident said the United States is entering a new phase in its population vaccination campaign. As of Monday, with the support of 50 U.S. governors, all over the age of 16 will be able to be vaccinated.
"The first three months of our vaccination program focused on vaccinating specific high-risk groups. "Now our goal is to reach everyone over the age of 16 in America, wherever you live, under any circumstances," Biden said.
He also urged employers in large and small businesses in every state to give employees the time they need, for a fee, to get vaccinated.
To date, the United States has administered nearly 216 million doses of vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.