White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the White House is still “forging ahead” after meeting the goal, arguing that the milestone is a “significant step.”
“I would say it’s a significant step that we have hit 70% of people in this country, of adults, who are vaccinated. That’s a good sign. It will help protect communities. It will help protect families and save more lives. But we’ve said from the beginning, even as we set this goal, our work would not be done even when we reached it. And so we’re forging ahead,” she continued.
In total, 164.9 million people in the US are fully vaccinated and more than 346.9 million Covid-19 shots have been administered.