U.S. Hits 100 Million Covid Vaccine Milestone

By Kurt Stolz on 12 March 2021
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A selfie station at Hillcrest High School in N.Y.C., one of hundreds of locations where the city is administering the vaccine

The United States crossed the 100 million mark in administering coronavirus vaccines, a scant three months after the first dose not part of a trial was given to Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, on December 14, 2020.

Some 66 million people in the United States have received at least a first dose of the vaccine and almost 34 million have received both doses.

Roughly 2.3 million doses are being administered each day in the United States, a figure that is likely to significantly rise under President Joseph Biden’s plan to increase the vaccine supply along with the rollout of one-dose Johnson & Johnson Jannsen vaccine.

President Biden had pledged to provide 100 million Covid-19 vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, a goal many thought would be “extremely challenging” when it was first announced in December.

The then president-elect previewed his plans in December.

“This team will help get … at least 100 million Covid vaccine shots into the arms of the American people in the first 100 days,” Biden said during a December 8, 2020 news conference where he introduced key members of his health team.

Since the start of vaccinations at the end of last year, the world has administered more than 335.3 million doses, the equivalent of 4.4 doses for every 100 people.  While the United States leads in the total number of vaccine doses administered, Israel is the world leader in the percentage of its population that has been fully vaccinated. Forty-six percent of the country’s population is now fully vaccinated.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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