President Biden will reportedly announce Tuesday that every adult in the US will be allowed to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19 – shaving about two weeks off his May 1 deadline for states to make all adults eligible.
The president will make the announcement at the White House after a visit to a vaccination site in Alexandria, Virginia, CNN reported, citing an administration official.
Last week, Biden announced that 90 percent of adults would be eligible to get the jab by April 19, as well as have an inoculation site within five miles of where they live.
He also said the number of pharmacies taking part in the federal pharmacy vaccination program was increasing from 17,000 locations to 40,000.
States have been gradually expanding eligibility beyond priority groups such as seniors and essential front-line workers.
The US reported more than 4 million doses administered in a single 24-hour period over the weekend.AFP via Getty Images