Biden Administration administers 200 million vaccines in 94 days, a week before initial goal

COVID-19 vaccines have come out quickly as a result of President Biden’s rollout plan

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President Joe Biden successfully administered 100 million vaccines by his 58th day of presidency and successfully administered 200 million vaccines by his 94th day of presidency.

It has now been over 100 days since Joe Biden was inaugurated as the U.S. President. He has faced many challenges, just as any political leader throughout history has, but his challenges were especially unique because he was inaugurated during a pandemic, and the COVID-19 vaccines were just beginning to be administered to citizens in the United States.

In a speech on March 18, 2021, Biden said, “When I announced in early December that I had [a] goal that I set of administering 100 million shots for the virus in the first 100 days of our office — 100 million shots in 100 days — it was considered ambitious.” 

But he did it.

In the same speech, Biden continued, “I’m proud to announce that tomorrow, 58 days into our administration, we will have met my goal of administering 100 million shots to our fellow Americans.”

Mar. 18 was the 58th day of Biden’s administration. After passing the initial goal of 100 million vaccine administrations well before 100 days, he made a new goal to have 200 million vaccines administered on Mar. 25, according to The Washington Post.

On day 94, he announced that the U.S. had passed his goal of 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

There have been some issues with citizens refusing to receive the vaccine. But in October, during the Vice Presidential Debate, Kamala Harris reassured many Americans: “If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it.”

Harris was one of the first people to get vaccinated.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, a medical expert currently involved in the Biden Administration, said Americans need approximately 80 to 85 percent of the country to be vaccinated for the U.S. to reach herd immunity. Without more individuals being willing to receive the vaccine, we may continue to experience more American deaths from COVID-19, and our economy will have serious issues reopening once more.

Experts believe that herd immunity could be unlikely because of the numerous American citizens who are fearful and denying vaccine shot opportunities, according to The New York Times. This is not to say public vaccine fears are unwarranted, however.

Experts also believe, though, that we will continue to have milder and milder numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths as time goes on.

Locations in Mead, Colorado where COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed can be found here.