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U.S. administers 174.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC - Metro US

U.S. administers 174.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

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(Reuters) – The United States has administered 174,879,716 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 229,398,685 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Those figures are up from the 171,476,655 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by April 7, out of 225,294,435 doses delivered.

The agency said 112,046,611 people had received at least one dose while 66,203,123 people are fully vaccinated as of Thursday.

The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, as well as Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Thursday.

A total of 7,754,456 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

(Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru)

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