US has given COVID-19 vaccine to more than 100 million people — official

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US has given COVID-19 vaccine to more than 100 million people â official
This file photo taken on November 18, 2020 shows a syringe and a bottle reading "Vaccine Covid-19" next to the Moderna biotech company logo. American experts were set to discuss on December 17, 2020 if Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine should be authorized, as European nations vowed to get their coronavirus inoculation campaigns rolling before the end of the year. Surges in infections have prompted tighter restrictions in several European countries, while the United States -- the worst-hit nation in the world -- set a double record, with more than 3,700 deaths and 250,000 new cases in 24 hours on December 16, 2020.
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WASHINGTON, United States — The United States has administered at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine to more than 100 million people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

The 101,804,762 people who have received at least one dose represents more than 30% of the US population, according to CDC data.

Nearly 58 million of those people are fully vaccinated, either with a single-dose or two-shot regimen. More than half of that number are people aged 65 and older.

As the vaccination campaign ramps up significantly in the country hardest hit by Covid-19, President Joe Biden promised last week that 90% of adults in America would be eligible to receive the vaccine by April 19.

Biden has pledged that 200 million doses would be administered in his first 100 days in office, doubling an initial target which was met in late March.

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