Do you know where we are on meeting our COVID-19 vaccination goals?
Do you even know what our COVID-19 vaccination goals are?
COVID-19 Vaccination Goals
Of course, one of the first goals was simply to have a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine developed in 2020.
So we met that goal.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were approved for use in the United States and the AstraZenca vaccine was approved in the UK in 2020.
We were a little short of the goal of vaccinating 20 million people in the US last December though.
“To interrupt virus transmission, we must fully immunize three-quarters of the U.S. population as soon as possible, preferably by the summer at the latest. That means roughly 500 million doses in five months — 100 million immunizations each month, not in 100 days.”Peter Hotez on Biden’s new vaccine goal is more ambitious. It still isn’t enough.
What are some other COVID-19 vaccination goals you might have seen?
- President Joe Biden had set an initial goal of getting “at least 100 million covid vaccine shots into the arms of the American people in the first 100 days” that he is in office.
- COVAX plans to distribute 1.3 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine 92 low- and middle-income economies by the end of 2021.
- COVAX is securing access to 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021.
So when will everyone get vaccinated and protected?
Since the clinical trials for younger children haven’t even started yet, you can imagine that it will be some time before everyone is vaccinated and protected.
But at least we are moving in the right direction!
Already we have seen our vaccination goals greatly expand to:
- 1.5 million vaccinations per day (is this everyday or just weekdays?) in the United States
- the full vaccination of 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall, as we will get an additional 200 million doses of vaccine in early to mid summer
So what do we have to do to meet these goals?
Mostly, as COVID-19 vaccine supply increases, we will need more and more people to administer it.
And places to hold mass immunization events, in addition to relying on hospitals, clinics, and health care providers to get folks vaccinated and protected.
More on COVID-19 Vaccination Goals
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- Is It Safe To Be Around Someone Who Got The COVID-19 Vaccine?
- The Ethics of Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccination
- CDC – COVID-19 Vaccination Planning and Partnerships
- WHO – COVAX Announces additional deals to access promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates; plans global rollout starting Q1 2021
- HHS – COVID-19 Vaccines: The Process
- Remarks by President Biden on the Fight to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Biden now hopes for 1.5 million vaccinations a day, a big jump from earlier comments
- Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccine doses for 300 million Americans by end of summer
- Biden’s new vaccine goal is more ambitious. It still isn’t enough.
- Moderna And Pfizer Need To Nearly Double COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries To Meet Goals