All US adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Posted on April 20, 2021

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Source: ABC News

All adults in the United States are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, with all 50 states and Washington, D.C., meeting the April 19 deadline President Joe Biden had set for opening eligibility. Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont were the last states to open eligibility to everyone age 16 and older on Monday. The April 19 deadline had been moved up from the May 1 goal Biden initially set for all adults to qualify for vaccination.

Half of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 33% of adults are fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.