US administers 449.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC – Community News

US administers 449.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – 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. 20 (Reuters) – The United States had delivered 449,955,588 doses of COVID-19 vaccines into the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 567,081,775 doses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those numbers are higher than the 448,155,906 vaccine doses administered on Nov. 19 of the 562,868,095 doses delivered, according to the CDC.

The agency said 229,837,421 people had received at least one dose, while 196,128,496 people had been fully vaccinated as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Saturday.

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 34.5 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.

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Reporting by Anirudh Saligrama in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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