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Biden moves deadline for states to open Covid vaccines to all U.S. adults to April 19

April 6, 2021


President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that states should open Covid-19 vaccine appointments to all U.S. adults by April 19, moving up his original deadline by nearly two weeks.

Biden announced the new deadline after he visited a vaccination site in Alexandria, Va. The deadline, though voluntary, applies public pressure to states that haven’t already expanded their eligibility guidelines.

From the White House, Biden urged Americans to continue to practice pandemic safety measures, saying the U.S. isn’t “at the finish line yet” and may still experience more “disease and misery” before the Fourth of July.

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