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U.S. administers 432 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, 70% adults fully vaccinated – CDC – Metro US

U.S. administers 432 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, 70% adults fully vaccinated – CDC

FILE PHOTO: A syringe is filled with a dose of
FILE PHOTO: A syringe is filled with a dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center in Valley Stream, New York

(Reuters) – The United States has administered 432,111,860 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Monday morning, with over 70% of adults fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The agency said the country has distributed 534,086,695 doses.

The figures were up from the 430,927,624 vaccine doses, the CDC said it had administered by Nov. 7 out of 534,081,335 doses delivered.

The agency said 223,944,369 people had received at least one dose, while 194,001,108 people were fully vaccinated as of 6 a.m. ET on Monday.

The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna Inc and Pfizer/BioNTech,, as well as Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine.

About 24.8 million people have received a booster dose of either Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Booster doses from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson were authorized by the U.S. health regulator on Oct. 20.

(Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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