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U.S. administers 279.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

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Marla Brandon-Stewart receives a second coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

May 20 (Reuters) - The United States has administered 279,397,250 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 351,955,515 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Those figures are up from the 277,290,173 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by May 19 out of 349,210,095 doses delivered.

The agency said 160,177,820 people had received at least one dose while 126,605,166 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.

Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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