The number of Americans ready to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated against COVID-19 is plummeting — threatening President Biden’s goal of getting at least 70 percent of adults vaccinated by July 4, according to a report.
The average number of shots doled out per day has dropped below 1 million, significantly down from a peak of 3.4 million daily doses in mid-April — even though everyone over the age of 12 is now eligible, according to an analysis by The Washington Post.
Last week, only 2.4 million adults got their first shot — just over half the 4.2 million adults needed to get one each week to reach Biden’s long-touted July 4 goal.
The slowdown was blamed on the unvaccinated not wanting the shot rather than a lack of demand, with healthcare workers and volunteers often outnumbering those arriving to get jabbed, the paper said.
Health officials have already reached the “low-hanging fruit — those people who