U.S. administers 408.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC




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  • 2021-10-17 19:47:23Z
  • By Reuters
 

(Reuters) - The United States has administered 408,265,959 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Sunday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The figures are up from the 407,446,961 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Oct. 16.

The agency said 218,805,579 people had received at least one dose while 189,141,481 people were fully vaccinated as of 6 a.m. ET Sunday.

The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.

Over 10.5 million people have received a booster dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine since Aug. 13, when the U.S. authorized a third dose of the vaccines for those with compromised immune systems. The authorization for booster shots has since been broadened to a wider population.

(Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru, Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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