In its coronavirus vaccination program, the U.S. has broken its previous record for doses of vaccine administered in a single day. On Saturday, 3.5 million vaccinations were reported, wrote senior White House coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt on the short message service Twitter. Previously, the record had been nearly 3.4 million doses administered in one day on Friday.
According to the White House, yesterday again reached a value of more than three million vaccinations – the third day in a row. More than 143 million vaccine doses have been injected nationwide so far, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
More than one-third have first vaccine dose
Just over 36 percent of adults in the country have received at least one vaccine dose as a result, and 20 percent of adults are fully vaccinated. Three vaccines are currently being used in the United States: in addition to the preparations from Moderna and Biontech and Pfizer, which require two doses to be injected, the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, which takes full effect after just one dose, is also being used.
U.S. President Joe Biden had promised before taking office on Jan. 20 that at least 100 million vaccinations would be administered in his first 100 days in office. The goal was achieved a few days ago, after just under 60 days in office. In the meantime, Biden has doubled his original goal: By the end of his first 100 days as president at the end of April, a total of 200 million vaccinations are to be administered.
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