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ALMOST a week removed from his first joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden will deliver remarks about the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccinations.

Biden‘s remarks will come at a time when the pace of vaccinations nationwide has slowed down, even though every American adult is now eligible for the jab.

Biden is expected to deliver remarks about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations on Tuesday, May 4 at 2:30pm.

The president’s planned speech from the State Dining Room of the White House comes during a week when he has otherwise been heavily focused on pushing major spending plans pending in Congress.

During an appearance on May 3, he defended his proposals to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for his plans.

According to reports, Biden is expected to announce the authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents as young as 12-years-old, as approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

The move will allow many American middle and high school students to be vaccinated against Covid-19 well before the start of the next school year.

Pfizer claims their jab is “100% efficacy” in children as young as 12-years-old with side effects similar to those that have occurred in young adults.

The New York Times first reported the FDA’s plans to expand Pfizer’s vaccine authorization to adolescents.

Pfizer would be the first Covid vaccine authorized for adolescents in the US.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will still also need to revise its recommendations for using Pfizer’s shot before most providers can begin administering first doses to adolescents.

Opening Pfizer’s shots to adolescents could provide a surge in demand for the national vaccine campaign that has begun to slow in recent weeks.

According to the CDC’s Covid-19 Vaccine Data Tracker, about 44 percent of the population in the US have received their first dose against the virus.

About 32 percent of the population are fully vaccinated, the CDC reports.

Over 246million doses have been administered across the nation.

The state of California has currently administered more than 31million doses of the Covid jab.

Texas is second with more than 19million doses administered to their residents, followed by New York with just over 16million.

Read our Joe Biden live blog for the latest on his remarks…

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ALMOST a week removed from his first joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden will deliver remarks about the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccinations.

Biden's remarks will come at a time when the pace of vaccinations nationwide has slowed down, even though every American adult is now eligible for the jab.

Biden is expected to deliver remarks about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations on Tuesday, May 4 at 2:30pm.

The president's planned speech from the State Dining Room of the White House comes during a week when he has otherwise been heavily focused on pushing major spending plans pending in Congress.

During an appearance on May 3, he defended his proposals to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for his plans.

According to reports, Biden is expected to announce the authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents as young as 12-years-old, as approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

The move will allow many American middle and high school students to be vaccinated against Covid-19 well before the start of the next school year.

Pfizer claims their jab is "100% efficacy" in children as young as 12-years-old with side effects similar to those that have occurred in young adults.

The New York Times first reported the FDA's plans to expand Pfizer's vaccine authorization to adolescents.

Pfizer would be the first Covid vaccine authorized for adolescents in the US.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will still also need to revise its recommendations for using Pfizer's shot before most providers can begin administering first doses to adolescents.

Opening Pfizer's shots to adolescents could provide a surge in demand for the national vaccine campaign that has begun to slow in recent weeks.

According to the CDC's Covid-19 Vaccine Data Tracker, about 44 percent of the population in the US have received their first dose against the virus.

About 32 percent of the population are fully vaccinated, the CDC reports.

Over 246million doses have been administered across the nation.

The state of California has currently administered more than 31million doses of the Covid jab.

Texas is second with more than 19million doses administered to their residents, followed by New York with just over 16million.

Read our Joe Biden live blog for the latest on his remarks...

  • 'BRING IT HOME', SAYS BIDEN

    Biden has urged people to get vaccinated at he looks to hit the new target of 70 per cent of adults jabbed by July 4.

    "We need you to bring it home," he said.

    "Get vaccinated.

    "Let's celebrate Independence Day and our independence from the virus."

  • GOAL TO JAB 70 PER CENT OF ADULTS BY JULY 4

    Biden has announced a goal to administer at least one jab to 70 per cent of the US population by July 4.

    "Let's try to hit that 70 per cent before that day," he said

    "It's another huge goal."

  • WALK INS TO BECOME AVAILABLE

    Joe Biden has urged people to get their jab ASAP, saying it will be easier as walk-ins will be allowed without the need for an appointment.

    "We are going to make it easier than ever to get it vaccinated," he said.

    "Go get the shot as soon as you can."

  • JAB CLINICS TO MOVE TO RURAL AREAS

    Biden says vaccine sites will be opened in smaller areas to reach those who have not yet received a jab.

    "As we wind down the larger sites, we will move towards smaller locations even more convenient to the unvaccinated," he said.

    "We need to bring the vaccine to those who are less eager."

  • TEXT YOUR ZIP CODE TO FIND WHERE YOU CAN GET JABBED

    The President has said Americans can text their zip code to 438829 to find out where has jabs in stock near by.

    He added that people will get a text back "within minutes".

  • NEXT PHASE OF ROLLOUT WILL ALSO FOCUS ON TEENS

    Biden said part of the next phase will focus on teens between 12 and 15

    If a vaccine gains authorization for this age group from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is recommended for use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it will be given immediately to teens.

    "I want American parents to know that if that announcement comes, we are ready to vaccinate that age group," Biden said.

    "We know that adolescents are at risk from Covid too.

    "We hope parents will take advantage of it of get their kids vaccinated."

  • 100M JAB GOAL 'SHATTERED'

    Biden says his 100 day goal to administer 100million jabs by his 100th day in office was "shattered".

    He said that once they smashed that goal, they doubled it before reaching a "historic" number of 220m.

    Deaths are also down "dramatically", he added.

  • ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO GO TO STATES TO SUPPORT JAB EDUCATION

    The President will announce additional support for community-based organizations as well as states to educate local communities about the vaccine and vaccination availability by:

    More than $130million will be handed out to improve vaccine education and information, and reduce health disparities in underserved communities.

    Funding will support organizations with deep relationships and a long track record of commitment to support racial and ethnic minorities, rural populations, and people with disabilities, including national organizations as well as community-level organizations.

  • EFFORT TO BE MADE TO GET TEENAGE POPULATION JABBED

    The President will announce an effort to get the nation’s adolescents vaccinated as soon as possible - if a vaccine gains authorization for this age group from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is recommended for use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the White House says.

    The administration will also deploy the expertise of the Office of the Surgeon General, CDC, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other clinical leaders to help answer questions parents and teens may have about vaccination.

  • 'ADMINISTRATION WILL MAKE GETTING VACCINE MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN EVER'

    Ahead of Biden's address this afternoon, a White House spokesman said in the next phase of jab rollout, the administration "will make getting vaccinated more accessible than ever before".

    They said by doing so it will continue "to increase people’s confidence in the vaccines and ensuring that everyone is reached in the response"

    The White House spokesman added: "Today, the President will announce that he is directing tens of thousands of pharmacies in the federal pharmacy program to offer walk-in appointments; redirecting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resources to support more pop-up clinics, smaller community vaccination sites, and more mobile clinics; shipping new allocations of the vaccine to rural health clinics across the country; and providing additional funding to help communities do outreach and engagement to help get people vaccinated. "

  • BIDEN TO ANNOUNCE ACTION TO GET MORE PEOPLE JABBED

    Today, the President will announce various actions to help in the effort to administer at least one shot to 70 per cent of the US adult population by July 4.

    This includes making access to vaccinations even more convenient, increasing walk-in vaccinations at local pharmacies across the nation and moving to smaller, community based and mobile vaccination centers.

    He was also call for the jab work force to be expanded.

  • BIDEN DUE TO MAKE ADDRESS IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES

    The President is set to speak at about 2.30pm ET.

    Joe Biden will speak about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations.

    He will make his remarks from the State Dining Room of the White House 

  • HOW MANY AMERICANS HAVE RECEIVED JAB SO FAR?

    So far, 56 per cent of all US adults have received at least one dose of a Covid jab, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

    Meanwhile, at least 40 per cent are fully vaccinated.

    Biden wants to ramp these numbers up, and is expected to announce a goal of having at least 160million Americans fully jabbed by July 4 - exactly two months from now.

    The President also wants to aim to have given at least 70 per cent of the adult population one jab by that date too.

  • PRESIDENT WANTS 160M FULLY VACCINATED BY JULY 4

    The President is expected to order for 160million adults to be fully vaccinated by July 4.

    Biden also reportedly is setting a new target for 70 per cent of the entire US adult population have at least one jab by Independence Day.

    He is set to call for states to made appointments more accessible for people.

  • BIDEN TO SET NEW VACCINE ROLLOUT GOAL

    Biden is expected to set a new goal to administer at least one vaccine shot to 70 per cent of US adult population by July 4, according to the White House.

    The rollout effort ramp-up will include an increase in walk-in appointments, pop-up clinics, and mobile units.

    There will also be a focus on reaching people in rural areas.

  • BIDEN TO OUTLINE PLANS TO MAKE JABS MORE ACCESSIBLE

    Biden is expected to talk about plans to make Covid vaccines more accessible to people across the UK, according to the White House.

    "The president will talk about the preparations we are making," his press secretary Jen Psaki said.

    It comes as more than half of the adult population has received their first jab at least.

  • TRUMP BLASTS BIDEN AS 'MOST RADICAL' PRESIDENT

    Donald Trump has blasted Joe Biden as one of the "most extreme and radical" presidents in history while mocking him for wearing a mask on Zoom last month.

    The former US president ripped into Biden while headlining the Susan B Anthony List's Pro-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night.

    While the event was closed to the public, journalist and Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway summarized Trump's remarks in a thread on Twitter.

    During his address, Trump reprised a number of his favorite insults for Biden, targeting his mental acuity, while calling him "one of the most extreme and radical presidents we've had," Hemingway reported.

    The former reality TV star reportedly jokes that Biden "wasn't doing great academically, even when he was in his prime."

  • JOE & JILL BIDEN MOCKED FOR LOOKING LIKE 'GIANTS' IN SNAP WITH CARTER

    Joe and Jill Biden were mocked for looking like "giants" next to former president Jimmy Carter and his wife.

    On Sunday, the Carter Center released the oddly-angled photo of the two presidents and the two first ladies taken last Thursday at the Carters' home in Plains, Georgia.

    The center captioned the Twitter picture: "We’re pleased to share this wonderful photo from the​ ​@POTUS​ ​and​ ​@FLOTUS​ ​visit to see the Carters in Plains, Ga.! Thank you President and Mrs. Biden!​"

    The former president, 96, and his wife Rosalyn Carter, 93, were snapped without their masks as they posed next to the Bidens.

    Biden dwarfed the former first lady as he kneeled town next to her chair, while Jill also appeared to be significantly bigger than Carter as she holds his hand.

    Joe and Jill Biden dwarfed the Carters in the hilarious wide-angled pictureCredit: The Carter Center
  • WHEN WILL JOE BIDEN SPEAK?

    The President is set to speak at about 2.30pm ET.

    Joe Biden will speak about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations.

    He will make his remarks from the State Dining Room of the White House 

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