Biden sets new goal: 200 million vaccine shots in first 100 days

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday set a new goal for vaccination in the United States, saying his administration will administer 200 million vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office.

President Biden set the new pledge at his first press briefing at the White House in Washington D.C. on his 65th day in office. Biden met his first goal of 100 million shots after just 58 days in office.

With vaccination increasing, the President also said he was also pleased that most schools were reopening and expressed satisfaction that unemployment numbers were coming down.

President Biden also announced that 100 million payments of $1400 had gone to bank accounts of Americans as of Wednesday.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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