The White House is expected to fall short of President Biden’s goal of partially vaccinating 70% of adults ages 27 and up against COVID-19 by July 4, but officials told Fox News Tuesday that the Biden administration has already met its target of delivering at least one dose to 70% of adults ages 30 and up.
A White House official told Fox News the administration is “on track” to hit the president’s target of delivering at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 70% of adults 27 years old and up but said it would not meet that goal until after the July 4 holiday.
WHITE HOUSE UNLIKELY TO HIT COVID-19 VACCINE GOAL BY JULY 4, INSTEAD TOUTS NEW MILESTONE
The official told Fox News the White House is missing its goal of reaching that percentage for that age group by July 4 due to a “reporting lag,” because states are not sending data in “as consistently.”
The White House on Tuesday, though, will tout that it has delivered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 70% of adults 30 years old and up.
“We feel really good,” the official said. “Today is a day to celebrate.”
White House chief of staff Ron Klain tweeted Tuesday that 150 million Americans are “fully vaccinated” and that “70% of everyone over 30” has “one shot.”
“The big thing we’ve been pushing toward is, does America l
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