7 in 10 Americans 65 and older received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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The vaccination campaign is well underway in the United States where more than 50 million people have received the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The most recent data shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that more than 140 million doses have been administered as of Saturday.

This means that more than 91 million Americans have received at least a first dose. Of those, 71% are people aged 65 and over, CNN reports.

In return, 35% of adults aged 18 and over were inoculated at least once.

Since Friday, just under 3.5 million doses have been administered. This is the fifth time since the start of the campaign that the number of doses injected has exceeded the 3 million mark for consecutive days.

President Joe Biden said on Thursday he wanted to administer 200 million doses in the first 100 days of his presidency. This is double its initial goal of 100 million doses in 100 days.

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