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U.S. administers 490 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC – Metro US

U.S. administers 490 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

People receive COVID-19 booster vaccination in Michigan
People receive COVID-19 booster vaccination in Michigan

(Reuters) – The United States has administered 490,030,849 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 602,523,315 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

Those figures are up from the 488,296,089 vaccine doses theCDC said had gone into arms by Wednesday out of 599,876,215 doses delivered.

The agency said 240,321,022 people had received at least one dose, while 203,159,327 people are fully vaccinated as of 6:00a.m. ET on Thursday.

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

About 57.1 million people have received a booster dose ofeither Pfizer, Moderna or J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine. Booster dosesfrom Moderna and Johnson & Johnson were authorized by the U.S.health regulator on Oct. 20.

(Reporting by Sneha Bhowmik in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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