Jan 25, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden floats prospect of 1.5 million vaccinations a day

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President Biden said on Monday that he believes America will be on track for 1 million vaccinations a day within the next three weeks, with the possibility of soon upping that number to 1.5 million vaccinations a day.

Why it matters: The president said on Monday that he thinks any American who wants a vaccine can expect to receive one by spring. He added, "I feel confident that by summer we're gonna be well on our way to heading toward herd immunity."

  • Newly appointed Centers for Disease Control director Rochelle Walensky said on Sunday that the Biden administration does not know the current number of COVID-19 vaccines available due to a lack of data gathering by the agency under former President Trump.
  • Walensky noted that the unclear inventory has made it more difficult for states to accurately plan their distributions.

Of note: The Washington Post reports the U.S. was already well on the way to 1 million vaccines per day.

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