White House reports 70% of Americans 30 or older have been vaccinated

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According to the White House, more than 70% of Americans 30 years or older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines, even as President Joe Biden is set to fall short of reaching his goal of giving a shot to the same percentage of all American adults by Independence Day. 

With this information, the Biden administration is set to give 70% of the COVID 19 shot to Americans 27 or older by the July 4 holiday.

A White House official said it is now redoubling its focus on vaccinating younger Americans age 18-26, who have proved to be least likely to get a vaccine when it’s available for them.

Americans at the highest risk are overwhelmingly vaccinated, according to data from the CDC but only 53% aged 25-39 have received one dose. Among those the age group from 18 to 24 years old, it’s only 47%. 

“What we’ve seen, as we’ve dug into the data, is that there is a big gap between individuals 25 and over, and 18 to 25,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.

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