Oct 22 (Reuters) - The United States has administered
411,963,025 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of
Friday morning and distributed 501,613,665 doses, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Those figures are up from the 411,010,650 vaccine doses the
CDC said had gone into arms by Thursday out of 498,702,405 doses
The agency said 219,900,525 people had received at least one
dose, while 190,179,553 people are fully vaccinated as of 6:00
a.m. ET on Friday.
The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna
and Pfizer/BioNTech , as well as
Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.
About 12 million people received a booster dose of either
Pfizer or Moderna's vaccine since Aug. 13, when the United
States 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.
(Reporting by Ruhi Soni in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)