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Joe Biden marks 200m Covid vaccine shots delivered

Joe Biden has announced that the US has hit its target of 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses delivered, eight days ahead of the schedule he set of his 100th day in office.

“Today, we did it. Today we hit 200 million shots,” the president said, hailing it as an “incredible achievement for the nation”.

Noting that by Thursday more than 80 per cent of those over the age of 65 will have received at least one dose (and two-thirds are fully vaccinated), Mr Biden spoke of the country entering a new phase in its vaccination efforts.

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