The Biden administration announced Monday that all Americans aged 16 and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to CNN.
Earlier this month, President Biden moved up the deadline for states to make all Americans eligible for the vaccine from May 1 to April 19. All 50 states agreed to the terms by April 7.
The administration is also actively working to prevent misinformation and spread vaccine awareness. This plan includes 30 interviews from across the country that targets specific demographics such as Black, Latino, and rural communities. Medical professionals will also be featured on these programs.
On Sunday, White House Senior Adviser for Covid Response Andy Slavitt stated 90 percent of Americans will be less than 5 miles from a vaccination center. He also stated that appointments are available.
So far, more than half of all US adults have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, experts are growing worried that the remainder of individuals are not as eager or skeptical of getting the vaccine.
"I worry that we're starting to get to that point — which we always knew existed somewhere in the horizon — where the level of supply would outstrip the demand," epidemiologist Dr. Abdul El-Sayed said.