On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the vaccine supply to states would escalate to 13.5 million doses per week, a 57% increase since Biden was inaugurated.
During a call with governors on Tuesday, Biden’s coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told the state leaders about the increase, which is more than the 11 million that’s reportedly currently being shipped.
When President Joe Biden took office in January, he pledged that his administration would oversee 100 million vaccine shots in his first 100 days. Over the past month, this vaccination goal has steadily grown.
On January 25, shortly after he took office, Biden said, “That is my promise, that we would get 100 million vaccinations…I think with the grace of God and the good will of the neighbor and the crick not rising, as the old saying goes, I think we may be able to get that to 1.5 million a day, rather than 1 million a