On May 4, President Joe Biden set the goal for 70 percent of adults to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose by Independence Day. On June 22, the White House conceded that the nation was likely to fall just short of this mark.
While this may be the case, it’s clear that the vaccine rollout, supported by the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan, has been a success, yet it will require a continued commitment to vaccine equity – reaching people of color and young adults, particularly in states and communities with low vaccination rates – in order to overcome the threats of COVID-19.
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