U.S. tops 100 million Covid vaccine doses administered, 13% of adults now fully vaccinated

Residents wait in line to be vaccinated on March 10, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois at a COVID-19 mass vaccination center set up in a parking lot outside the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks.

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The U.S. exceeded 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered on Friday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 35 million people have been fully vaccinated, which is 13.5% of the adult US population, according to the CDC. About 65.9 million people have received at least one intake of two-dose therapy, the CDC said.

The milestone marks President Joe Biden’s goal of completing at least 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office.

The government has slowly accelerated the pace of vaccinations since Biden took office. The White House originally attempted to administer a million shots a day, which some public health specialists criticized as a low target. The US hit a record 2.9 million shots on Friday, according to the CDC.

There are now three Covid-19 vaccines that have received emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Moderna and Pfizer’s two-dose emergency vaccine was approved in December, and Johnson & Johnson’s single vaccine was approved last month.

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