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The US administers 407.4 million doses of COVID-19 -CDC vaccines


One person receives a vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Acres Male Multi-Service Center in Houston, Texas, USA, on October 13, 2021. REUTERS / Callaghan O’Hare

October 16 (Reuters) – The United States has administered 407,446,961 doses of COVID-19 vaccines since Saturday morning and distributed 494,918,755 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

The figures exceed the 406,570,875 doses of vaccine that according to the CDC had gone into arms on October 15 of the 493,139,295 doses administered.

The agency said 218,562,924 people had received at least one dose, while 188,902,483 people were fully vaccinated as of 6 a.m. Saturday.

The CDC count includes two-dose Modern (MRNA.O) and Pfizer / BioNTech (PFE.N) vaccines, and the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) single vaccine.

More than 10.1 million people have received a booster dose of 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. Since then, the permit for booster shots has been extended to a wider population.

Reports from Bhargav Acharya to Bengaluru; Edited by Leslie Adler

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