BREAKING: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Got a Vaccine Dose – No Thanks to Republicans

Ahead of the expanded eligibility for vaccines to every adult in the country, new numbers today show that nearly half of American adults have gotten at least one dose of their vaccine, after the U.S. just set a new record of more than 4.6 million vaccines administered in a single day. This significant progress comes no thanks to congressional Republicans, who unanimously opposed the American Rescue Plan, which increased funding for vaccine distribution. 

Thanks to President Joe Biden and Democrats, nearly half of U.S. adults have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 

The Guardian: “The White House coronavirus response team is now holding a press briefing to provide an update on vaccine distribution and trends in case numbers. Senior White House adviser Andy Slavitt announced that 28% of American adults are now fully vaccinated. Nearly half of US adults, 46%, have received at least one vaccine dose, and 78% of Americans aged 65 or older have gotten at least their first shot.”

This news comes ahead of next week’s expanded eligibility to all American adults, on the heels of record breaking vaccinations this past weekend. 

CNBC: “The U.S. reported 4.6 million vaccine doses administered on Saturday, a  single-day record, and another 3.6 million shots given on Sunday. That brings the daily average of doses administered over the past week to 3.1 million.”

The Guardian: “On a more positive note, the US is now administering more than 3 million vaccine doses a day, and Saturday saw a new record of 4.6 million shots recorded in a single day. The US has administered a total of 166 million vaccine doses since Joe Biden took office in January.”