White House: COVID-19 vaccine requirements are working
Today, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said vaccine requirements are working, as the nation is averaging 300,000 first shots per day, the highest rate since early this summer. This week, 9 million vaccines were administered in the United States.
“The simple truth is vaccine requirements are working, reducing the number of unvaccinated Americans by 40% from this summer to under 60 million,” Zients said.
By the end of the day, Zients said 900,000 US children ages 5 to 11 will have begun their two-dose vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and the national vaccination campaign is moving toward “full strength” by the end of this week. A total of 20,000 pharmacies, pediatrician offices, and hospitals will be able to offer the vaccines.
Zients also said that at least 7,000 children across the country have their first vaccination appointment scheduled.