U.S. administers 237.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

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A health care worker fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as California opens up vaccine eligibility to any residents 16 years and older during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chula Vista, California, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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April 29 (Reuters) - The United States has administered 237,360,493 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 305,478,495 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Those figures are up from the 234,639,414 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Wednesday out of 301,857,885 doses delivered.

The agency said 143,793,565 people had received at least one dose while 99,668,945 people are fully vaccinated as of Thursday.

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 as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Thursday.

A total of 7,795,261 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

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Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru

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