US administers more than 398 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine – CDC
October 6 (Reuters) – The United States administered 398,675,414 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the country on Wednesday morning and distributed 480,427,985 doses, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Those numbers are up from the 397,718,055 doses of vaccine that the CDC said had taken up arms Tuesday out of 479,356,915 doses delivered.
The agency said 216,012,495 people had received at least one dose while 186,385,751 people were fully immunized by 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
The CDC’s tally includes the two-dose vaccines from Moderna (MRNA.O) and Pfizer / BioNTech (PFE.N), as well as the single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N).
About 6.4 million people have received a booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine since August 13, when the United States authorized a third dose of the vaccine for people with weakened immune systems who are susceptible to have weaker protection against two-dose regimens.
Report by Manas Mishra in Bangalore
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