CDC: Americans have received more than 140 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

As of Saturday morning, more than 35% of all U.S. adults had received at least one dose of the vaccine

More than 140 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to Americans as of Saturday morning, Reuters reported, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A total of nearly 181 million doses of vaccines made by Moderna, Pfizer / BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson have been distributed nationwide by the federal government, according to the CDC. The first two require two doses; the third requires only one dose.

On Friday, March 26, the CDC reported 137 million doses of vaccines administered to Americans, meaning nearly 3.5 million injections of all three federally approved vaccines were administered in a 24-hour period in the United States.

More than 91 million U.S. residents, or 35.4 percent of all adults, had already received at least one dose of the vaccine; more than 50 million Americans, or 19.4 percent of the nation’s population over 18, had been fully vaccinated as of Saturday morning, the CDC said.

Joe Biden’s administration has already achieved its earlier goal of bringing the number of doses administered to 100 million in the president’s first 100 days in office. Despite this, health experts are urging people to continue to wear masks and keep a social distance to prevent further spread of the virus.

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