Biden says anyone who wants vaccine may be able to get it by spring
President Biden said he thinks any American who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get one by the spring.
“I think we’ll be able to do that this spring,” Biden said in a press conference with reporters. “It’s going to be a logistical challenge that exceeds anything we’ve ever tried in this country but I think we can do that.”
Biden also said the country should soon be vaccinating 1.5 million people per day.
His administration has set a goal of 100 million shots in arms within his first 100 days in office, which amounts to about 1 million vaccinations per day. The U.S. averaged about 1.16 million doses per day last week.
“I’m quite confident that we will be in a position within the next three weeks or so to be vaccinating people at the range of a million a day or in excess of that,” Biden said.
“I think we may be able to get that to… 1.5 million a day,” he said.