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US administers 68.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

US administers 68.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

FILE PHOTO: Austin Clark (R) receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Walgreens healthcare professional Ghassan Ayyad (L) at the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, U.S. February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

REUTERS: The United States has administered 68,274,117 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 91,673,010 doses.

The tally of vaccine doses are for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, vaccines as of 6:00am ET on Thursday, the agency said.

According to the tally posted on Feb 24, the agency had administered 66,464,947 doses of the vaccines, and distributed 88,669,035 doses.

READ: Pfizer to ship 13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses per week to US by mid-March: Executive

The agency said 46,074,392 people had received one or more doses while 21,555,117 people have got the second dose as of Thursday.

A total of 6,817,460 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

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Source: Reuters

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