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US administers 55.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

US administers 55.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

Nurse practitioner Nicole Monk, 44, receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination at the LA Mission homeless shelter on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, California, on Feb 10, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

NEW YORK: The United States has administered 55,220,364 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Tuesday morning and delivered 71,657,975 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The tally of vaccine doses are for both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, vaccines as of 6am on Tuesday, the agency said.

According to the tally posted on Feb 14, the agency had administered 52,884,356 doses of the vaccines and distributed 70,057,800 doses.

The agency said 39,670,551 people had received one or more doses, while 15,015,434 people have got the second dose as of Tuesday.

A total of 5,968,542 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

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Source: Reuters/ec

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