A commuter rolls up his sleeve to get a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination shot at the Grand Central Station Terminal train station in Manhattan on May 12, 2021 in New York City, New York, United States.
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After weeks of declines, the pace of daily vaccinations in the US has improved in recent days.
The country reports an average of 2.2 million shots a day over the past week, federal data shows, which was slightly above Saturday’s most recent low, when it fell below 2 million for the first time since early March.
A central center for disease control and prevention The advisory body should vote Wednesday whether an expansion of the use of should be recommended Pfizerand BioNTechCovid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years. Confirmation is the final step before officials give states permission to open vaccinations to millions of teenagers as early as Thursday.
US vaccine shots administered
CDC data shows the US reported an average of 2.2 million vaccinations per day over the past week, a 35% decrease from the peak in mid-April but an increase in recent days.
While it’s too early to say whether this recent surge will become a steady trend, the data shows an increase in reported first doses, suggesting that new people are joining a vaccination program.
The totals reported Tuesday were also 150,000 Johnson & Johnson Recordings, the highest one-day total since April 15th. The last seven-day average of J&J recordings is 106,000 per day, compared to a high of 425,000 in mid-April.
The Chief Medical Officer of the White House, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told lawmakers at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the pause in the J&J shot due to a rare blood clotting problem didn’t disrupt U.S. vaccine rollouts, though some polls showed low confidence in the safety of the vaccine.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
According to the CDC, more than 46% of the US population has received one or more shots and 35% are fully vaccinated.
If and when states bring the vaccine to market Age group 12 to 15 yearsthe vaccination rate could get another boost.
US Covid cases
The average daily cases of U.S. Covid continued to fall Tuesday, with the 7-day average around 38,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
New case numbers are under 40,000 per day this week for the first time since September.
U.S. Covid deaths
Hopkins’ data shows the last 7-day average of daily deaths in the US for Covid is 608.