Mon, 12 Apr 2021

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden says he expects there to be enough vaccinations for all Americans by the end of May.

Previously, the White House had said this deadline would not be met until the end of July.

Officials noted the increase in vaccine supplies is attributed to the added stock of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccination, along with ramped up production by Pfizer and Moderna.

While there will be enough vaccines for Americans by the end of May, it will take longer to actually inoculate all Americans, noted officials.

Additionally, Biden said he is requesting that states give priority to vaccinating teachers, childcare workers and school staff by the end of March.

To increase nationwide production of vaccinations, Biden said he would use the Defense Production Act to accelerate the production of equipment, machinery, and supplies.

While Johnson & Johnson had earlier said it would ship 10 million doses by the end of February, in fact it only had 4 million doses available when it began shipping its vaccine on Monday.

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