WASHINGTON | Half of American adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data updated Sunday by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the country’s leading federal public health agency.
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50.4% of people over 18 are partially immunized, and 32.5% are fully immunized, a figure that rises to 65.9% for those over 65.
In total, more than 131.2 million people have received at least one injection in the United States.
The use of the vaccine developed by the US group Johnson & Johnson was suspended in the country on Tuesday after the discovery of six cases of women, one of whom has died, having developed severe cases of blood clots.
The American authorities had assured that this pause would “not have a significant impact” on the immense vaccination campaign, since the doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine represent less than 5% of those administered in the United States so far. .
“There are enough vaccines for every American, it’s quite indisputable,” Joe Biden said Tuesday.
The Democratic president said in early April that all American adults would be eligible for vaccination as of the 19th.