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U.S. administers 506 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC – Metro US

U.S. administers 506 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

People receive COVID-19 tests and vaccines in Michigan
People receive COVID-19 tests and vaccines in Michigan

(Reuters) – The United States has administered 506,313,935 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed 614,262,265 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Those figures are up from the 505,013,980 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Dec. 28 out of 609,589,955 doses delivered.

The agency said 243,182,423 people had received at least one dose while 205,638,307 people are fully vaccinated as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

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

About 68 million people received a booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine since Aug. 13, when the United States authorized a third dose of the vaccines for people with compromised immune systems who are likely to have weaker protection from the two-dose regimens.

(Reporting by Ruhi Soni in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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