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US administers nearly 252 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

US administers nearly 252 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

A healthcare worker fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as California opens up vaccine eligibility to any residents 16 years and older. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake)

REUTERS: The United States has administered 251,973,752 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 324,610,185 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday (May 6).

Those figures are up from the 249,566,820 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Wednesday out of 321,549,335 doses delivered.

The agency said 149,462,265 people had received at least one dose while 108,926,627 people are fully vaccinated as of Thursday.

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 Thursday.

A total of 7,805,656 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

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Source: Reuters

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