U.S. administers 245.6 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

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Kaden Sweeten, 10, gets his coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as part of Moderna's pediatric vaccine trial in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., on April 28, 2021. Velocity Clinical Research/Handout via REUTERS

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May 3 (Reuters) - The United States has administered 245,591,469 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Sunday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Sunday.

A total of 243,463,471 vaccine doses had been administered by May 1, the CDC said.

The agency said 147,047,012 people had received at least one dose while 104,774,652 people were fully vaccinated as of Sunday.

The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) and Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE (PFE.N), as well as Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) one-shot vaccine as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Sunday.

A total of 7,801,659 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

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Reporting by Derek Francis in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill

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