US administers 202.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

US administers 202.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

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FILE PHOTO: A health care worker fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as California opens up vaccine eligibility to any residents 16 years and older during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chula Vista, California, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake

REUTERS: The United States has administered 202,282,923 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Friday morning and distributed 258,502,815 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday (Apr 16).

Those figures are up from the 198,317,040 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Apr 15 out of 255,400,665 doses delivered.

The agency said 127,743,096 people had received at least one dose while 80,609,818 people are fully vaccinated 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 6:00am ET on Friday.

On Tuesday, U.S. federal health agencies recommended pausing the use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine for a few days after six women under age 50 developed rare blood clots after receiving the shot.

A total of 7,775,182 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

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Source: Reuters