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59.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed, 39 million administered: US CDC

59.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed, 39 million administered: US CDC

Myrna Warrington, 72, receives a COVID-19 vaccination from nurse Stephanie Ciancio at Menominee Indian High School in Menominee county, Wisconsin, Jan 28, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Lauren Justice)

NEW YORK: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had distributed 59,304,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States and that 39,037,964 doses had been administered as of Saturday (Feb 6) morning.

The tallies are for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, vaccines as of 6am local time on Saturday, the agency said.

According to its tally posted on Friday, the agency had administered 36,819,212 doses of the vaccines and distributed 58,380,300 doses.

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The agency said 30,250,964 people had received one or more doses, while 8,317,180 people had gotten the second dose as of Saturday.

A total of 4,628,962 doses of vaccine have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

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Source: Reuters/zl

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