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Biden announces US will cross 200 million COVID-19 vaccines administered under his administration today

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, right, listens as President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations at the White House, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Biden said that the US would cross his administration’s goal of 200 million Covid-19 vaccines administered in his first 100 days.

“When tomorrow’s vaccination numbers come out, it’ll show that today, we did it. Today we hit 200 million shots on the 92nd day in office. 200 million shots in 100 days, in under 100 days actually. It’s an incredible achievement for the nation,” Biden said in remarks from the White House South Court Auditorium.

He noted that his administration’s original goal was to administer 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days in office.

“At the pace we were moving when I took office, it would have taken us more than 220 days, almost seven months, seven and a half months, to reach 200 million shots,” Biden said Wednesday. “Instead of marking this milestone in April, we would not have seen it until early September, at the earliest.”
“I’m proud of the work my administration has done to getting Americans vaccinated. But more than that. I’m proud of the American people,” Biden continued.

Note: Today’s US Centers for Disease Control vaccination numbers put the United States at 198.4 million doses administered under Biden’s administration, but these figures mark doses reported as of 6 a.m. ET this morning, and there is always a delay in reported doses vs. the total that has actually been administered.

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