People over 16 years of age are eligible without any requirements to belong to any occupational or health category. Each state defines the shift system and residency rules.
U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed on Monday that he reached the goal of making all adults in the country eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and urged the population to accept the doses to protect the community.
"Friends, I have good news. Today, everyone is eligible for the vaccine. We have enough. You need to defend your acquaintances and your family, So please get vaccinated, he said in a video posted on Twitter.
Two weeks ago, the president had advanced the previously stipulated date since it was set for May 1. Numerous states had already advanced history, and only a few remained to do so. But as of this Monday, in 50 states, in addition to Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, adults can change without age requirements, companionship, or job positions. Each jurisdiction defines shift system and housing requirements. There are differences between those who vaccinate any interested party and those who demand to be residents of the area or the state.
According to government estimates, 90% of Americans live within five miles (eight kilometers) of a vaccination center. About 40 thousand pharmacies are equipped for inoculation.
This Sunday, the CDC reported that more than 130 million people have already received at least one dose of the enabled formulas (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, the latter currently on temporary suspension), representing more than 50% of the population. Adult of the country. The Pfizer formula is approved for people 16 years of age or older, while the other two years are 18 years of age or older.
According to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University, the United States reached 31,668,343 confirmed cases and 567,210 deaths from the disease this Sunday. This balance at 20.00 local time (00.00 GMT on Monday) is 335 more deaths than on Saturday and 42,470 new infections, although the count slows down on weekends.
California is the state hardest caught by the pandemic, with 61,038 deaths, followed by Illinois (23,955), Pennsylvania (25,665), New York (51,579), Florida (34,439), Texas (49,595), and New Jersey (25,143). Other states with high death losses cover Ohio (18,991), Georgia (19,758), Massachusetts (17,462), Arizona (17,153), and Michigan (17,934).
For its part, the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Assessment, whose models for predicting the evolution of epidemics are often compiled by the White House, estimates that by July 1, about 6,610 000 people would have died.
The increase in new daily cases in the country led White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci to warn on Sunday that the country remains in a "precarious" situation.
Although the vaccine application was suspended nationwide on Tuesday by the American group Johnson & Johnson, six women were found dead, one of whom died after learning of the cases - Which caused severe blood clots after the injection. Fauci assured that this immunizer would soon be circulating again, possibly with some restrictions or warnings on its use.
"There are enough vaccines for all Americans. That is absolutely indisputable," Biden said last week.