100M fully vaccinated against coronavirus, White House says

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The U.S. has vaccinated 100 million people against coronavirus, officials announced Friday. Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, said that 55% of American adults now have at least one dose of vaccine.

“Today we reached a major milestone on the number of Americans fully vaccinated,” Zients said. “Today 100 million Americans are fully vaccinated. Nearly double the 55 million who were fully vaccinated at the end of March. That’s 100 million, nearly 40% of all adult Americans who are now fully vaccinated with protection from COVID-19 two weeks after getting their last shot. That’s 100 million Americans with a sense of relief and peace of mind knowing that after a hard long year they are protected from the virus. Knwoing their decision to get vaccinated protects not just themselves, but also protects their families, their friends and their communities.” 

Over 300 million doses of the vaccine have been shipped throughout the U.S. thus far, and 220 million of those have been administered. However, the daily rates of vaccination have dropped from the highs of over 3 million per day down to 2.6 million. 

“We know we have more work to do and in the weeks and months ahead we will continue building on the progress we’ve made in our first 100 days,” Zients said. 

This is a developing story, please continue to check back for updates. 

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