Every adult in the US is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

Sinéad Baker
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  • All adults in the US are now eligible for a coronavirus vaccine.

  • The last US states expanded their eligibility to include all adults on Monday.

  • Biden announced earlier this month that all US adults would be eligible for the vaccine by that date.

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All adults in the US are now eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine.

The New York Times noted that the states of Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont had on Monday changed their vaccine eligibility to include all adults - meaning all US states have now done so.

President Joe Biden had announced earlier this month that all US adults would be eligible for the vaccine by April 19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday that 50.4% of Americans aged 18 or older, or 130 million people, had received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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