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U.S. administers more than 317 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC - Metro US

U.S. administers more than 317 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

Residents line up for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Chelsea

(Reuters) – The United States has administered 317,117,797 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 379,003,410 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Those figures are up from the 316,048,776 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by June 18 out of 377,935,390 doses delivered.

The agency said 176,737,141 people had received at least one dose while 149,125,164 people are fully vaccinated as of Saturday.

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

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by David Gregorio)

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