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With vaccination efforts advancing across the country, at least 30 states hope to open vaccination for all adults in March or April, ahead of the president’s target date, the Times reported.
Several states this week announced expansions your eligibility requirements, including West Virginia, Arizona and Utah, which opened to all adults. These three states joined Alaska and Mississippi, which had already authorized vaccinations for those over 16 years of age.
Other states, such as Georgia and Texas declared that the vaccine will be available to all adults in the coming days, Georgia on Thursday and Texas on Monday. Indiana and Tennessee also said they expected eligibility to reach all adults on March 31 and April 5, respectively.
Officials in several states, such as New Jersey, Alabama and Minnesota, said their states will meet Biden’s deadline without specifying a specific date.
South Carolina is one of the states that is expected to miss the deadline in two days, as provided by the State of Palmetto all residents aged 16 and over will be eligible on “approximately May 3”.
No other state has a predicted date after the Biden deadline for vaccines to be made available to all adults, according to a list by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Optimistic expectations for most states come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than a quarter of the US population, totaling more than 85 million people, received at least one dose of the vaccine. Fourteen percent of the US population, more than 46 million people, are fully vaccinated.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to go over 16, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for over 18 years.