U.S. administers 140 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

(Reuters) – The United States has administered 140,180,735 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and distributed 180,644,125 doses as of Saturday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The tally is for Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines as of 6:00 a.m. ET (1000 GMT) on Saturday, the agency said.

According to the tally posted on March 26, the agency had administered 136,684,688 doses of the vaccines, and distributed 177,501,775 doses.

FILE PHOTO: Nurse Rebecca Taylor administers a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to Catherine Garner while musician Matt Gold plays in the background in Richmond, Virginia, U.S., March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

The CDC said 91,707,729 people have received at least one dose, while 50,141,769 people were fully vaccinated as of Saturday.

A total of 7,707,857 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, it said.

Reporting by Vishal Vivek in Bengaluru; Editing by Marguerita Choy


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