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US administers 473.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

Vials labeled “Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine” can be seen in this image, taken May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Aug. 27 (Reuters) – The United States has delivered 473,243,228 doses of COVID-19 vaccines into the country as of Tuesday morning and distributed 582,057,445 doses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those numbers are higher than the 471,700,443 doses of vaccine the CDC said went into battle Monday out of the 580,074,805 doses delivered.

The agency said 236,363,835 people had received at least one dose, while 199,687,439 people have been fully vaccinated as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

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

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Reporting by Bhanvi Satija in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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