Ten states will open coronavirus vaccines to all adults this week, roughly a month ahead of President Biden’s original May 1 goal for the whole country to be eligible for vaccinations.
On Monday, vaccine restrictions for individuals 16 years and older will be removed in Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. Minnesota will follow suit on Tuesday, then Indiana and South Carolina on Wednesday and Connecticut will lift restrictions its on Thursday, according to USA Today.
California on Thursday will drop the minimum age to 50. On Tuesday, New York's eligibility requirements will change from all adults 50 and older to this 30 and up, according to the Daily Mail.
Forty-six states and the District of Columbia have all said they will meet Biden’s eligibility deadline of May 1.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 143 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, from the more than 180 million delivered. The federal agency also says over 25 percent of people the United States has received at least one dose of a vaccine.