Nearly 9 million people vaccinated against coronavirus in the US, CDC says
From CNN’s Jamie Gumbrecht
People line up for COVID-19 vaccinations at Nassau Community College on January 10 in Garden City, New York. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Nearly 9 million people have received their first doses of vaccine against coronavirus in the United States and nearly 25.5 million doses of vaccine have now been distributed, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.
As of Monday morning, 35.3% of doses distributed have been administered, compared with 30.2% on Friday.
The CDC said 25,480,725 doses of vaccine had been distributed as of 9 a.m. Monday and 8,987,322 people had received their first doses of vaccine.
The CDC also said Monday that 4,239,775 of the distributed doses had gone to the federal program for long-term care facilities, and 937,028 people in such facilities had received their first doses.
The US continues to struggle to catch up to the promised target of 20 million people vaccinated by the end of 2020. States have said they don’t have enough staff or money to administer coronavirus vaccines at the needed rate.