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U.S. administers 357.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC – Metro US

U.S. administers 357.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 vaccinations in Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 vaccinations in Los Angeles

(Reuters) – The United States has administered 357,894,995 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Tuesday morning and distributed 417,477,975 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Those figures are up from the 357,292,057 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Aug. 16 out of 415,958,305 doses delivered.

The agency said 198,929,642 people had received at least one dose while 168,897,604 people were fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

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 Tuesday.

(Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)

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