Therapy Areas: Vaccines
US CDC reports administration of 405.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the US
15 October 2021 -

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the United States has administered 405,444,558 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Thursday morning and distributed 490,951,045 doses, Reuters news agency reported on Friday.

This is an increase over 404,371,247 COVID-19 vaccines administered by Wednesday, out of 489,254,145 doses delivered.

According to the CDC, 217,953,275 people had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 188,281,747 people are fully vaccinated as Thursday morning.

This tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna (Nasdaq:MRNA) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)/BioNTech (Nasdaq:BNTX), as well as Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE:JNJ) one-shot vaccine.

Also, over 9.3 million people have received a booster dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine since 13 August 2021, when the US authorised a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines for people with compromised immune systems who are likely to have weaker protection from two doses.