The United States has administered more than three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for the first time for two consecutive days, further illustration of a vaccination campaign that continues to gain momentum, according to official figures released on Sunday.
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The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) reported Sunday 3.04 million doses injected in 24 hours after 3.12 million the day before.
“This is the first time that we have 3 million or more on two consecutive days,” said COVID-19 data officer at the White House, Cyrus Shahpar, on Twitter. “We are making progress!”
On average over the last week, 2.49 million doses have been administered per day in the country, which deplores 542,000 deaths from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
According to the CDC, 24.5% of the US population have now received at least one dose of vaccine and 13.3% are fully vaccinated. The proportion of people who have received at least one dose reaches 31.5% in adults over 18 years old, and 69% in people over 65 years old.
Three vaccines are now authorized in the United States: that of Johnson & Johnson (only one dose needed per person) and those of the Pfizer-BioNTech alliance and Moderna (two doses).
The United States has already placed enough orders to receive enough doses by the end of May to immunize all American adults.