Biden says COVID-19 vaccines will be widely available by the end of July

President Biden.
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President Biden on Tuesday night told a socially distanced CNN town hall audience in Milwaukee that by the end of July, every American who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get one.

The United States will have more than 600 million doses by that time, Biden said, and there will be an increased number of vaccinators. When it comes to reopening schools, Biden said he hopes most K-8 campuses will be open by the end of his first 100 days in office, and the "goal will be five days a week." He noted it will be harder to open high schools because of the contagion factor, and said he wants to see teachers vaccinated soon. "We should move them up the hierarchy," he stated.

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Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.