Joe Biden Says Goal Reached Of 200 Million Vaccine Doses, Announces Tax Credit For Businesses That Give Workers Time Off To Get Shots

Joe Biden Says Goal Reached Of 200 Million Vaccine Doses, Announces Tax Credit For Businesses That Give Workers Time Off To Get Shots
Joe Biden said that the administration was meeting its goal early of having 200 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered to Americans by his 100th day in office.

“We did it….Today we hit 200 million shots in the 92nd day in office,” Biden said in short remarks at the White House. “It is an incredible achievement for the nation.”

He also announced a new tax credit for businesses with less than 500 employees who give their employees time off with pay to get vaccinated, but urged all employers to do so.

“No working American should lose a single dollar from their paycheck because they chose to fulfill their patriotic duty of getting vaccinated,” Biden said.

His announcement is in keeping with his administration’s tendency to set goals and then exceed expectations. But the tax credit was the latest acknowledgement of the challenges his team faces in convincing significant numbers to get the vaccines,
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