Americans 16+ Are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

April 20, 2021

As of yesterday, Monday, April 19, all Americans ages 16+ are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker, over 132 million Americans have received one dose of the vaccine, and over 85 million have been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. This 85 million figure represents 64.9% of Americans 65+ years of age. 

As of now, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused in all 50 states, with facilities distributing Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. During a press briefing this past Sunday, Dr. Fauci stated he expects a decision to be made by this upcoming Friday whether or not to continue the pause of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine (1). This will be decided by the FDA.