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US administers 161.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

US administers 161.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

FILE PHOTO: Signs guide the public at a large vaccination and testing site as people with preexisting health conditions are granted access to a vaccination during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Inglewood, California, U.S., March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake

REUTERS: The United States has administered 161,688,422 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday (Apr 3) morning and distributed 207,866,645 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The tally is for Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson'S vaccines as of 6:00am ET on Saturday, the agency said.

According to the tally posted on Apr 2, the agency had administered 157,606,463 doses of the vaccines, and distributed 204,719,335 doses.

The agency said 104,213,478 people had received at least one dose while 59,858,146 people are fully vaccinated as of Saturday.

A total of 7,738,792 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

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Source: Reuters

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