More than 35% of Americans are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of Tuesday, the agency’s vaccine tracker shows that more than 116 million people have gotten either both doses of vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

Over 46% of the population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

President Joe Biden recently set a goal of having 70% of adults with at least one shot by July 4. According to CDC data, more than 58% of adults have received at least one dose.

On Tuesday, Biden announced that “to ensure that transportation is less of a barrier, from May 24 through July 4, Uber and Lyft are both going to offer everyone free rides to and from vaccination sites.”

“I think that is really stepping up,” Biden told governors on a call about vaccination initiatives.

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded Pfizer’s emergency use authorization to allow kids ages 12-15 to get the vaccine. Widespread vaccinations for kids ages 12-15 is expected to start later this week following a CDC advisory committee meeting on Wednesday to consider recommendations for the use of the vaccine in the age bracket.

The step could be a game changer for getting students back into the classroom, as some parents have expressed interest in vaccinating their children before resuming in-person schooling.

Biden in a statement on Monday called the decision a “promising development in our fight against the virus.”

“I look forward to speaking more about what today’s news means for our vaccination program, but the bottom line is: The light at the end of the tunnel is growing, and today it got a little brighter,” he said.

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