Joe Biden Wants 70% US Adults To Have First Covid Shot By July 4.

Joe Biden Wants 70% US Adults To Have First Covid Shot By July 4

Joe Biden also wants "160 million Americans fully vaccinated" by the same date. (FILE)

Washington:

President Joe Biden wants 70 percent of adults in the US to have received at least one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine by the July 4 Independence Day holiday, the White House said Tuesday.

Administration officials who asked not to be identified said Biden would announce the ambitious goal in a speech later Tuesday.

In addition to getting 70 percent at least partially vaccinated, Biden wants "160 million Americans fully vaccinated" by the same date, an official told reporters.

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