President Biden wants all American adults to be eligible for a coronavirus vaccination by April 19, moving up his previous deadline by nearly two weeks.

The president, who plans to make the announcement Tuesday afternoon, had originally set the deadline for May 1, CNN reported.

Biden announced last week that 90% of American adults will qualify to be inoculated by April 19 and have a vaccination site within five miles of where they live. Additionally, he said the number of pharmacies in the federal pharmacy vaccination program was increasing from 17,000 to 40,000.

Biden said 150 million doses of the vaccine have been administered within his first 75 days in office, putting the U.S. on track to reach his stated goal of 200 million shots by his 100th day in office.

As of Tuesday, the U.S. has administered more than 167 million of its approximately 208 million available vaccine doses, with about 62 million people now fully vaccinated, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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