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U.S. administers nearly 377 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

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A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Floyd's Family Pharmacy as cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surge in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, U.S., August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Sept 8 (Reuters) - The United States has administered 376,955,132 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed 450,584,465 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Those figures are up from the 375,995,378 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Sept. 7.

The agency said 208,024,209 people had received at least one dose, while 177,104,652 people are fully vaccinated, as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna (MRNA.O) and Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE.N), as well as Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) one-shot vaccine.

More than 1.5 million people received an additional dose of either Pfizer or Moderna's vaccine since Aug. 13, when the U.S. authorized a third dose of the vaccines for people with compromised immune systems who are likely to have weaker protection from the two-dose regimens.

Reporting by Dania Nadeem in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel

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