Biden Moving Vaccine Eligibility Date For All US Adults To April 19

It was previously May 1.

Video Transcript

JESSICA KARTALIJA: Every adult in America will soon be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. President Biden is announcing today that everyone 16 and older can make a vaccination appointment by April 19. That's two weeks ahead of his original deadline of May 1.

JOE BIDEN: I think before another 25 days, we'll probably have somewhere in excess of 200 million shots that had been administered.

JESSICA KARTALIJA: The president made the announcement today after visiting a vaccination site in Virginia. It's important to remember that just because you're eligible to get the shot, it doesn't guarantee that you will be able to get it right away because of supply shortages.