The United States will likely miss President Joe Biden’s target of having 70% of adults partially or fully immunized by July 4, Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 Response Team Coordinator said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Zientz said 70% of Americans aged 30 and over had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, but estimated that it could take “a few more weeks” for 70% of all adults aged 18 and over receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine injection.
“The reality is that many young Americans felt that COVID-19 was not something that was impacting them, and they were less anxious to get the vaccine,” he said. However, with the Delta variant spreading across the country and infecting young people around the world, it is more important than ever that they get vaccinated. We are working with state and local leaders to reach them. “
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