US administers 434.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC – Community News

US administers 434.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

A general view of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Nov. 10 (Reuters) – The United States had administered 434,486,889 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed 541,361,525 doses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those numbers are higher than the 433,156,393 doses of vaccine the CDC said had gone on the run on Nov. 9 of the 536,665,505 doses delivered.

The agency said 224,660,453 people had received at least one dose, while 194,382,921 people had been fully vaccinated as of 6:00 a.m. ET Wednesday.

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 26.1 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.

Reporting by Mrinalika Roy; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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