More than 100 million have received at least one dose of vaccine in US: health authorities


Published: 2021-04-03 08:40

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 15:37

Source: Al Jazeera
Source: Al Jazeera

More than 100 million people have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control Friday, the country's main federal public health agency.

According to figures, more than 101.8 million people received at least one dose, and 58 million of them were fully vaccinated, including more than one in every two people over the age of 65.

Confirming progress in the US vaccination campaign, President Joe Biden pledged last week that 90 percent of adults will be eligible for vaccinations by April 19. 

His original goal was to vaccinate 200 million people in his first 100 days in the White House. 

The US authorities have licensed three vaccines: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Moderna.

Despite the progress, the country is witnessing an increase in coronavirus infections. According to the health authorities, the pandemic causes an average of about 1,000 deaths per day in the United States.