More than 155 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, including about 2.4 million children under 18, according to data published Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Overall, 268,438,666 total doses have been reported administered, about 79% of the 341,865,945 doses delivered.
That’s about 1.8 million more doses reported administered since Thursday, for a seven-day average of just under 2 million doses per day.
Nearly 47% of the US population has received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and about 36% of the US population is fully vaccinated.
Among those age 12 and older — younger children are not yet eligible for any coronavirus vaccines — about 55% have received at least one dose and about 43% are fully vaccinated, CDC data shows.
The US Food and Drug Administration extended its emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine in 12-to-15-year-olds on Monday. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday the agency now recommends the use of this vaccine for that age range after the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) voted unanimously to recommend giving that vaccine to kids as young as 12.
Note: Data published by the CDC may be delayed, and doses may not have been given on the day reported.