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It's happening slowly but surely -- more states are expanding the list of people who can get vaccinated against covid-19.
And as britt conway reports, the president says the white house is trying to make that happen.
Nats reporter: state by state by state more and more people are getting vaccinated by covid-19.
Some states expanded 16 years and older started earlier this month.
Alaska was first and then mississippi and west virginia.
And starting today utah.
Texas, indiana and georgia have just announced plans to do the same.
At least 21 more states will be on board by the start of may.
Those states right on track with president joe biden's goal.
All adult americans will be eligible to get a vaccine no later than may 1.
Reporter: though a number of states aren't opening eligibility until may or later.
So why such a wide range of dates.
Medical experts say it is because are there state by state differences in supply and demand.
Something the president addressed tuesday.
Saying there are plans to rapidly acquire enough vaccines to vaccinate every person in the u.s. quicker than they would hoped.
The people leading the charge against covid-19 see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Hope is here.
We see increase in supply vaccines are the way that we will get to the other side of this.
Reporter: but overcoming vaccine hesitancy is crucial, at least according to this epidemiologist.
Good data and information and good stories can help people change their minds and make the right decisions.
Reporter: i'm brit conway reporting.
Leah: all right, biden says his administration will announce a new coronavirus vaccination goal this week.
Jon: today the ralph h.
Johnson va medical center announced walk-in clinic for vaccine.
All veterans can get their shot.
You don't need to make an appointment.
It will be opened today and thursday.
New north charleston outpatient clinic open now from two.
Tomorrow it will open at three in the afternoon.
Couple of rural vaccine clinics today, first in santee to 4:00 in the afternoon.
Address 1737 bass drive, second in holly hill also until four.
8603 old state road.
Leah: fetter health doing vaccines as well.
This be on fishburne from nine to two at the arthur w.
Christopher community center.
It is going to give out the johnson & johnson vaccine to people who are eligible.
Tomorrow it is going to be at the baxter patrick library.
There's always other clinics.
You could visit dhec vax locater website kc dhec.gov/locater.
Jon: publicly promote number of employees that have been fully vaccinated and require businesses to disclose that percentage upon request.
Senator kimpson said in part, quote, whether the businesses choose to advocate for their employees to get vaccinated or require masks or create safe environment, that's up to them.
This is the power of informed
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