US administers 442 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC – Community News

US administers 442 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, May 18, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Nov. 15 (Reuters) – The United States had delivered 442,005,260 doses of COVID-19 vaccines into the country as of Monday morning, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Those numbers are higher than the 440,559,613 vaccine doses the CDC said went into battle on Nov. 14.

The agency said 99.2% of the population age 65 and older had received at least one dose as of 6:00 a.m. ET Monday.

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 30.1 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 in Bengaluru

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