U.S. administers 512.7 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

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A nurse administers a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a patient at Sparrow Laboratories Drive-Thru Services in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., December 27, 2021. REUTERS/Emily Elconin

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The United States has administered 512.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Tuesday morning and distributed 614.4 million doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Those figures are up from the 507.7 million vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Thursday. The CDC had not updated the figures since then due to holidays for New Year.

The agency said nearly 245 million people had received at least one dose while 206.6 million people are fully vaccinated as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

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.

About 71.6 million people have received a booster dose since Aug. 13, when the United States 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.

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Reporting by Leroy Leo

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