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Governors applaud Biden's vaccine timeline, but need supply

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Mar 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-12 17:36:38-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Governors are applauding President Joe Biden's declaration that all adults should be eligible for coronavirus vaccinations by May 1.

But the goal will require a shift for states that have been methodical in how they roll out the shots.

Governors in Florida and Colorado say they'll meet the goal ahead of time, and a handful of other state leaders say they're on track to hit it.

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But they're adding that it must come with a dramatic increase in supply.

California officials haven't set a timeline for when the general public will be eligible for a shot and didn't immediately say how Biden's declaration would change plans in the nation’s most populous state.