The United States reached another record number this Saturday in its vaccination campaign against COVID-19: in the last 24 hours it applied 4.58 million doses of the vaccines among its population throughout the country, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This number far exceeds that reported on Friday, when the White House announced the then record of injections administered in one day, registering a total of 2.9 million applications.
CDC reports state that The United States has already exceeded 104 million doses of vaccines applied three months after the start of the immunization campaign against COVID-19, with around 35 million people already with the complete scheme administered, while about 69 million have been inoculated with the first dose.
The US health authorities have specified that of people over 65, 61.1 percent have received the first dose and 32.4 the second.
US President Joe Biden said Thursday in his first address to the nation that he hopes all adults will have access to inoculation by May 1. The first dose of vaccine in the United States was administered to a nurse in New York on January 14, under the presidency of Donald Trump, at which point the 100 million doses reported by the CDC have been counted.
United States President Joe Biden during his first address to the nation on the first anniversary of the lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, at the White House, Washington DC, on March 11, 2011. REUTERS / Tom Brenner
Currently, The United States has licensed Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and President Biden announced that he will accelerate the vaccination process with the expansion of places for inoculation, acquisition of more doses and new tools to access information about them.
Biden also ordered the nation’s states on Thursday to ensure that all adults can make an appointment to get vaccinated when May arrives, with the goal that the United States can resume some normality, with meetings in small groups, for the July 4 holidays.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, The country has registered nearly 30 million coronavirus infections and has regretted more than 530,000 deaths.