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CDC trends show Biden will fall short on goal of 70% of U.S. adult having one COVID shot by July 4

The percentage is now about 63.5%, with a roughly 1% increase per week and the July 4 deadline about four weeks away.

Published: June 7, 2021 10:06am

Updated: June 7, 2021 2:48pm

President Biden's goal of 70% of the adult U.S. population receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot by July 4 is becoming more of a long shot, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers show. 

Biden announced the goal in May. CDC numbers released Thursday show the percentage is 63.5%, with a roughly 1% increase a week – which means the percentage will be about 67.5% by July 4, based on the trend. 

If adults start vaccinating at a rate of 1.6% a week, Biden can reach the goal. This is possible, but the slow-down appear to show most all of the adults who want to receive the vaccine already have.

In addition, at least 12 states have reached Biden’s 70% goal. Among them is California, the most populated state in the U.S., with 39 million people.

Fifty-one percent of the total U.S. population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and just under 42% is fully vaccinated.

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