More than 100 million people have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to updated data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the agency’s coronavirus vaccine tracker, more than 157 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered and 57 million people are fully vaccinated.
The data also shows that 101,804,762 have received at least their first dose, representing 30.7 percent of the US population.
Additionally, 57,984,785 are fully vaccinated, representing 17.5 percent of the US population.
President BidenJoe Biden The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden May Find Zero GOP Support for Jobs Plan Republicans don’t think Biden really wants to work with them Lack of cyber funding in Biden’s infrastructure plan raises eyebrows MORE announced earlier this month that his administration had already reached its goal of administering 100 million injections in his first 100 days in office.
After reaching the milestone on March 12, the president raised the vaccine target to 200 million doses within the same time frame.
“That’s right: 200 million shots in 100 days,” Biden said last month. “I know it’s ambitious, twice our original goal. But no other country in the world has come close, not even close to what we’re doing. I think we can achieve it.”
Despite the progress of vaccination, Biden has urged the American public to remain vigilant, wear masks and maintain social distancing. The president and other public health experts have warned that the progress the United States has made in recent months could easily be undone as new variants of the coronavirus spread around the world.
“Too many Americans are acting like this fight is over. It isn’t,” Biden said Friday.
The United States has witnessed a steady rise in COVID-19 cases across the country in recent weeks with a particularly severe outbreak in Michigan.