President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration had reached its goal of 200 million vaccine shots administered during his first 100 days in office.
The president had originally aimed for 100 million shots in 100 days, a goal that drew criticism for being too conservative. Indeed, the administration hit that target in 58 days.
Half of U.S. adults, and 80% of seniors, have now received at least one shot of the vaccine.
Speaking from the White House, Biden also remarked that the country was entering a “new phase” of the vaccination effort after focusing primarily on high-risk groups such as healthcare workers and nursing home residents.