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Biden Promotes Milestone of 300M Vaccine Shots In 150 Days

COVID-19 vaccine shot.
Todd Bookman / NHPR
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A coronavirus vaccine shot prepared at a N.H. vaccination site in 2021.

President Joe Biden is marking another milestone in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

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Biden announced Friday that 300 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office. Biden is crediting scientists, companies, the American people and his whole-of-government effort.

The president noted that 65% of adults have received at least one shot, setting the stage for most Americans to have a relatively normal summer as businesses reopen and employers hire.

Despite that achievement, Biden is in danger of failing to meet his target of having 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July Fourth.

-- Darlene Superville, Associated Press

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