Dr. Jerry Abraham, director of Kedren Vaccines, right, gives Jose Guzman-Wug, 16, a COVID-19 shot while his mother, Adriana Wug, watches at Kedren Health in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
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Half of all adults in the United States have now received at least one Covid-19 Vaccine dose, according to dates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a major milestone in the largest vaccine campaign in the country.
More than 129 million people aged 18 and over received at least one shot, according to the CDC, representing 50.4% of the total adult population. More than 83 million adults, or 32.5% of the total adult population, are fully vaccinated with any of the three US-approved vaccines.
The milestone comes a day after global death toll from the virus More than 3 million people were killed, with global deaths averaging 12,000 per day, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
In the US, the rate of new Covid-19 cases every day remains high across the country. The country reports an average of around 68,000 new infections every day. CDC data show an average of 3.3 million daily doses of vaccine have been administered over the past week.
Jeff Zients, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator, has taken the break Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations, which were given after reports of six cases of rare cerebral blood clots, would not slow the vaccination campaign as the country has ample Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The Chief Medical Officer of the White House, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday he thinks the US is likely to resume use of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine with a warning or restriction attached and expects a decision on Fridaywhen the CDC Vaccine Advisory Panel meets to discuss readmission.
“I guess we will continue to use it in some form,” Fauci said during an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I seriously doubt they’ll just cancel it. I don’t think that’s going to happen.”