Biden announced his goal in early May while recognizing that as vaccination rates slowed down the administration would be focusing on those who are more hesitant about getting the COVID-19 shot.
“As we anticipated, the pace of vaccinations is slowing now that the majority of American adults have already gotten their first shot,” Biden said earlier this month. “Soon we’ll have reached the adults who are most eager to get vaccinated and at that point this effort will shift to a new phase.”
Republicans have been found in polls to be the most hesitant to get the vaccine.
“Two of our vaccines were authorized under a prior administration — Republican administration,” Biden noted earlier this month.
States are offering incentives such as lotteries for those who get vaccinated.
The CDC has also announced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer have to wear masks in most indoor settings.