In an address from the White House, US President Joe Biden announced that his administration’s goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans is approaching fast and the landmark inoculation drive is likely to cross the milestone on Friday. 

He said, “I’m proud to announce tomorrow…, we will have met my goal”, reported AFP. 

The original target set by the US President was set for his first 100 days in office, however, with the accelerated efforts from US authorities, the goal is set to be achieved in less than two months.

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According to a tracker maintained by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the total vaccine doses used in the US breached the 100 million mark last Friday. This count also tallies the COVID-19 vaccines administered under former US President Donald Trump, who vacated office on January 20, 2021. 

Up until last week, more than 35 million people in the US, which makes up approximately 10% of the total population have received both doses of their COVID-19 vaccine, while nearly 20% of the people have been given at least the primary jab. These statistics included around 50 million doses of the Pfizer jab, 49 million of Moderna’s, 900,000 of Johnson & Johnson and about 100,000 jabs categorised under the unidentified classification. 

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According to the tracker maintained by the CDC, a total of 535,217 deaths have been recorded in the US, which remains to be the worst affected country in the world.