100 million shots in 100 days. In: 200 million shots in 100 days
President Biden has a new vaccination goal after passing the old one: 200 million shots in the first 100 days.
During his first official press briefing, Biden laid out his new target after the U.S. reached his original goal of 100 million vaccinations on Friday, the president’s 59th day in office.
“That’s right: 200 million shots in 100 days,” Biden said. “I know it’s ambitious, twice our original goal. But no other country in the world has even come close, not even close to what we are doing. I believe we can do it.”
With more than 130 million vaccinations administered, the U.S. would need to give fewer than 70 million vaccine doses in the next 35 days to meet the target.
On track to meet it: The U.S. currently has a seven-day average of about 2.5 million doses per day, which would allow the country to reach 200 million by April 23 — a week before the 100-day deadline — according to CNBC.