The United States is administering an average of 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines per day, according to an analysis by The New York Times.
The average is higher than a month ago, when the daily average was around 1.3 million doses, according to the times.
The increased pace means the Biden administration is on track to meet its goal of administering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of President BidenJoe Biden: The West Needs a More Collaborative Approach to Taiwan Not all of Abbott’s medical advisers were consulted before it lifted the Texas mask mandate.time in the office a month ahead of schedule, Axios Notes.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 54 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 27 million have received two doses.
So far, a total of 82,572,848 doses have been administered, according to CDC data. 42 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 40 million doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered.
The accelerating pace comes as the Biden administration made concerted efforts to increase vaccines amid initial logistical hurdles.
Biden said Tuesday that the US will have a sufficient vaccine supply to vaccinate all American adults by the end of May, which was also a shorter period of time from its initial July estimate.
The president also announced a partnership under which Merck would help make Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration authorized on Saturday.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has established several mass vaccination sites in California, Texas and New York, with more scheduled to open soon.
The pace comes as the U.S. has 28,759,980 coronavirus infections since the pandemic began a year ago, according to Johns Hopkins University data. More than 518,000 have died.