December 4, 2021

75% of US adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine – Daily Mail

The United States has reached another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 75 percent of adults in the country have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.

America reaches the milestone towards the tail end of another summer virus surge, this time fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant.

Demand for the vaccines increased in recent weeks as cases did, with some speculating people were finally getting jabbed to protect from the variant.  

The U.S. reached a new milestone in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with 75% of adults not having received at least one jab. (File Photo)

The agency said 193,798,688 of adults have had at least one shot, while 165,947,460 people, or 64.3 percent of the adult population, are fully vaccinated.

The United States has administered 375,995,378 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Tuesday morning, and distributed 450,122,155 doses.

Those figures are up from the 374,488,924 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by September 4.

The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech as well as Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine.

More than 1.4 million people received an additional dose of either Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine since August 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.

At the peak of the vaccine roll out in early April, more than 3.5 million Americans were getting jabbed every day.

The country’s vaccination rate quickly began to fall, though, as cases began to decrease in through late spring and early summer.

The roll out reached its lowest point in early July, when less than 500,000 people in the U.S. were getting jabbed every day.

Then the Delta variant caused cases to start rising once more – increasing eight-fold during the month on July alone –  pushing the unvaccinated to get the jab.  

Now, around 700,000 Americans are getting the jabs every day, with the figure eclipsing one million on particular days. 

The recent uptick has made hitting milestones like the 75 percent possible.

While a vast majority of American adults have received the jab, getting the last remaining holdouts vaccinated could be a challenge. 

According to CDC data, nine percent of Americans are unsure whether they plan to get the vaccine, and 16 percent report they will definitely not get it. 

Those who did decide the get the shots, though, will soon be asked to receive another.

The White House announced last month that booster shots could begin to roll out as early as September 20, though regulators have put that plan into doubt.

Once regulators due approve third shots, though, it is expected that all Americans who have received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be eligible for their next shot eight months after having received the second.

Review for booster shots for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is currently underway, but there is no timetable for the roll out of them.