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One in three Americans age 65 and older has received a COVID-19 booster shot: CDC

A syringe is filled with a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination center at the Gateway World Christian Center in Valley Stream, New York, US Feb. 23, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Nov. 12 (Reuters) – One in three Americans age 65 and older has received a COVID-19 booster shot, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed Friday.

The country had administered 437,352,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Friday morning and distributed 5510,705 doses.

Those numbers are higher than the 434,486,889 doses of vaccine the CDC said had gone on the run as of Nov. 10 of the 541,361,525 doses delivered.

The agency said 225,606,197 people had received at least one dose, while 194,747,839 people had been fully vaccinated as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Friday.

The CDC count includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna (MRNA.O) and Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE.N), as well as the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine (JNJ.N).

About 27.7 million people have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. Booster doses from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson were approved by the US health regulator on October 20.

About 16 million people over the age of 65 had received a third dose.

Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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