Biden outlines COVID-19 vaccine goal: 100 million shots in 100 days

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would aim to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses injected into Americans in his first 100 days in office, a key plank of his plan to fight the pandemic.

Biden also urged the U.S. Congress to approve more funding to deal with the coronavirus health crisis.

Reporting by Simon Lewis in Wilmington; Additional reporting by Jason Lange in Washington