As of April 6th in NY, everyone over the age of 16 is eligible to schedule an appointment for the coronavirus vaccine, but this is not the case for every state. President Biden announced that as of April 19th, every US adult will be eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment. This date has been moved up from its previous date, which was May 1st.
President Biden’s original goal was 200 million shots by his 100th day in office. While speaking about the change in deadline for US adults to get the vaccine, President Biden stated that 150 million shots have been administered by his 75th day in office.
Here is a quote from President Biden during his address: “We know what we have to do. We have to ramp up a whole of government approach that rallies the whole country and puts us on a war footing to truly beat this virus. And that’s what we’ve been doing, getting enough vaccine supply, mobilizing more vaccinators, creating more places to get vaccinated, and we’re now administering an average of 3 million shots per day, over 20 million shots a week,”