By Emily Goodin, Senior U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:45 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 18:45 BST, 4 May 2021
President Joe Biden will call for 160 million Americans to be fully vaccinated by July 4th and for 70% of adults to have one shot in an effort to return the country to normal life.
'This means close to 100 million additional shots in arms over the next 60 days,' a senior administration official said on a call with reporters previewing the president's remarks, which will take place Tuesday afternoon at the White House.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
More than 105 million people - 31 percent of the population - have been fully vaccinated and 147 million - 44 percent - have had at least one shot, according to CDC data.
Previously, Biden has dangled July 4th as a day that small groups of people who have been vaccinated could gather to celebrate the holiday.
'The more you vaccinate people, the more you can pull back on some of the public health restrictions, and that really is a goal and the goal of the president, to get people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can with the goal of 70%,' another senior administration official said.
'By the Fourth of July so that we can do what we all want to do is to continue and gradually pull back on the restrictions. So now we can get back to our normal lives,' the person added.
President Joe Biden will call for 160 million Americans