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April 19 deadline: U.S. states commit to make vaccine available to adults

by Kunle Awosiyan
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HAWAII state in the U.S became the latest state to commit to meeting President Joe Biden’s April 19 deadline to make Covid-19 vaccines available to all U.S adults, nearly two weeks earlier than the President’s original target of May 1.

A State Department of Health official in Hawaii confirmed that the state will open vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and older by April 19.

Of the three vaccines currently authorized for emergency use in the United States by the US Food and Drug Administration, only the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is authorized for use in people age 16 and older. The other two Covid-19 vaccines – manufactured by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – are authorized for use in people age 18 and older.

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