April 7, 2021

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Democratic Governors Key To Successful Vaccine Rollout

President Joe Biden reported 150 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered within his first 75 days in office – and he credited governors as a key part of the country’s success.

The U.S. is running one of the world’s most successful and efficient vaccine rollouts, topping Canada and other developed countries. The White House is on schedule to meet President Biden’s goal of 200 million shots in the first 100 days. And today, for the first time, the CDC reports more than three million people are receiving a vaccine each day. By April 19th, President Biden says all adults in the U.S. will be eligible for vaccination and at least 90% will have a vaccination site within 5 miles of where they live. 

The cornerstone of the United States’ successful vaccination rollout has been Democratic governors, who have led the distribution of vaccines by building up statewide networks and coming up with innovative plans to get shots in arms as quickly as possible. Democratic governors have also intentionally prioritized equity in vaccine distribution, ensuring everyone has access to a vaccine when it’s their turn.

As DGA Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham wrote, the Biden administration’s unified approach with governors has made a difference in speeding up the vaccine rollout, and should make the country optimistic. She added, “Through hard work and collaboration, we can and will emerge victorious, and we’ll begin the work of building our country back better than ever before.”

Read more about the some of the work Democratic governors have done to get shots in arms and ensure an equitable vaccine rollout below: