U.S. administers 503.5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

U.S. administers 503.5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines

The United States has administered 503,480,667 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Monday morning and distributed 609,589,955 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, Trend reports citing Reuters.

The agency said 242,433,620 people had received at least one dose, while 205,196,973 people are fully vaccinated as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Monday.

The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna (MRNA.O) and Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE.N), , as well as Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) one-shot vaccine.

Over 66 million people received an additional dose of either Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine since Aug. 13, when the U.S. authorized a third dose of the vaccines for people with compromised immune systems who are likely to have weaker protection from the two-dose regimens.