President Biden is expected to announce his new vaccination goal today, according to two sources familiar with the plans. He will hold his first news conference at 1:15 p.m. ET.
Last week, Biden hinted he could double his original goal of 100 million shots in his first 100 days, which he cleared long before that date.
In recent days, Biden has consulted with his advisers and health experts on what a new, realistic goal would be and plans to announce it Thursday.
Biden said that if Americans continue to get vaccinated and follow health and safety guidelines, there is a "good chance" that family and friends will be able to celebrate the Fourth of July together in small groups.
The President directed states to make all adults eligible to get Covid-19 vaccines by May 1.