Biden touts 300 million vaccine doses in 150 days

President Biden on Friday marked a new milestone in the fight against the coronavirus — 300 million coronavirus vaccine doses administered during his first 150 days in office.

“Together, we built an unparalleled vaccination program and managed one of the biggest and most complicated logistical challenges in American history,” he continued. “What we’re seeing is a truly American accomplishment.”

Caveat: Biden looks increasingly likely to fall short of his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of U.S. adults by July 4. Currently, 65 percent of Americans age 18 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine nationwide, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A White House fact sheet distributed to reporters on Friday notes that 15 states and Washington, D.C., have met or exceeded the benchmark of 70 percent of adults with at least one vaccine dose. About half of U.S. states and D.C. have fully vaccinated more than half of their adult populations.

However, vaccinations are lagging in other areas of the country, particularly in red states.