Biden announces enough vaccine supply for US adults by May

The United States is now on track to have a vaccine for every adult American by the end of May, partly due to a new partnership between Merck and Johnson & Johnson to ramp up production.
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Now to the latest in the fight against coronavirus. In the new vaccine hope, president Biden now saying there should be enough supply for every American adult by the end of may thanks in part between the deal wen Johnson & Johnson and Merck to speed up production. We have more from Yankee stadium with Eva pilgrim. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: This is one of the sites that's getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week and because of those added doses they were able to add appointments in the overnight hours. Biden's announcement a light at the end of the tunnel after more than a year of this pandemic. Ahead of schedule, president Biden announcing Tuesday that the U.S. Is now on track to have a vaccine for every adult in the country. This country will have enough vaccine supply, for every adult in America by the end of may. That's progress. Important progress. Reporter: The president already halfway to hit initial goal of 100 million vaccines in 100 days, just 37 days in. He's now pushing states to prioritize teachers, school staff and child care workers, also using the federal pharmacy program to get them appointments. Our goal is to do everything we can to help every educator receive a shot this month, the month of March. Reporter: The ramp-up in possible thanks to a new partnership, Johnson & Johnson and Merck teaming up enabling Johnson & Johnson to have 100 million doses by the end may. Single dose vaccines already making their way into the arms of Americans. The name and the one shot, I just felt like this is what I had to do. Reporter: Seeing signs of progress. Hospital admissions dropping nearly 50% in the last month, but the daily case average is rising, increasing 4% from a week ago despite the uptick, at least 11 states have either recently loosened restrictions or plan to in the coming week. It is now time to open Texas 100%. Reporter: In Texas the governor ending the statewide mask mandate and re-opening bills at full capacity starting next week. Mississippi doing the same, fully re-opening tomorrow. But health experts are emphasizing that now is not the time to ease restrictions. If we do not completely suppress this, we will continue to be challenged by variants, which have a way of coming back to bite us as they say. Reporter: And the CDC is still asking people who are vaccinated to continue wearing masks and social distancing in public but they are expected to give the green light to those fully vaccinated people to allow them to have small gatherings in their homes with other fully vaccinated people, sometime this week. George. We are seeing some progress. Okay, thanks very much.

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