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U.S. administers 261.6 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

05/10/2021 13:51
U.S. administers 261.6 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

The United States has administered 261,599,381 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Monday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday.

The figure is up from the 259,716,989 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Sunday out of 329,843,825 doses delivered.

The agency said 152,819,904 people had received at least one dose while 115,530,780 people are fully vaccinated as of Monday.

The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna MRNA.O and Pfizer/BioNTech PFE.N, BNTX.O, as well as Johnson & Johnson's JNJ.N one-shot vaccine as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Monday.

A total of 7,814,408 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

The number of vaccine doses delivered remained at 329,843,825, as of Monday morning as shipments are not always sent on Sundays, according to the CDC.

(Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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