WASHINGTON D.C.: The average number of Americans being vaccinated against COVID-19 rose by 30 percent, as the Delta variant is surging across parts of the United States, according to White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
"Today, we recorded over half a million new shots, the highest number since the first of July," she said on Friday.
"We have to make sure that we take care of each other and that they take - not just take care of themselves, but take care of each other. And we're talking about our kids who are 12 and under who can't get vaccinated. We're talking about our grandparents..We're talking about older people in our lives that we want to make sure are taken care of," Jean-Pierre added.
"And so that..should be one of the main reasons people get vaccinated: to make sure they take care of their families and their community."