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U.S. fully vaccinates 101.4 million people for COVID-19: CDC – Metro US

U.S. fully vaccinates 101.4 million people for COVID-19: CDC

Senior citizens receive vaccinations against coronavirus disease in Evanston, Illinois
Senior citizens receive vaccinations against coronavirus disease in Evanston, Illinois

(Reuters) – The United States has fully vaccinated 101,407,318 people for COVID-19 as of Friday morning, accounting for 30.5% of the population, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

The country has administered 240,159,677 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 308,774,155 doses.

Those figures are up from the 237,360,493 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Thursday out of 305,478,495 doses delivered.

The agency said 144,894,586 people had received at least one dose as of Friday.

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 Friday.

(Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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