The vaccination rate in the US is more than 3 million shots a day for two weeks
Medical technician Janette Serrano injects Henry Perez (71) with a Covid-19 vaccine that is offered at the Bell Community Center.
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According to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vaccination rate in the US has sustained over 3 million shots a day for two weeks.
This number is based on a 7-day average of daily reported vaccinations and has declined slightly in recent days, from a high of 3.4 million reported shots per day on April 13 to just over 3 million on Tuesday.
About 40% of Americans have received at least one shot, CDC data shows, and about 1 in 4 are fully vaccinated.
US vaccine shots administered
About 1.8 million vaccines were administered in the US on Tuesday, mostly due to weekend vaccinations due to a delay in data reporting. Vaccination counts reported on Mondays and Tuesdays are usually the lowest of the week.
The 7-day average of daily recordings, used to smooth out variations in weekday coverage, is 3 million.
The slight decrease in daily pace may be due in part to ongoing research into the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration advised states earlier this month to suspend the use of J & J’s shot “out of caution” after six women developed a rare bleeding disorder.
Although the J&J vaccine accounts for less than 4% of the total of 213 million vaccines administered in the US to date, it was used for an average of nearly 425,000 reported shots per day at peak levels in mid-April.
Government officials said the country has enough Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to maintain a pace of 3 million shots a day.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
More than 133 million people, or 40.1% of the US population, have received one or more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. About one in four Americans is fully vaccinated.
Of those over 65, more than 80% are at least partially vaccinated and 65% are fully vaccinated.
Progress varies from country to country. In one state, New Hampshire, more than half of the population has received at least one bump, and Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts are well on their way to hitting the 50% mark in the coming days.
More than 40% of the population in 24 states and Washington, DC are at least partially vaccinated
In Mississippi and Alabama, only 30% of residents got a chance, in Louisiana it is 31% and in Tennessee 32%.
US Covid cases
The US reports an average of 63,800 new infections per day based on a weekly average of data collected by Johns Hopkins University. This level has seen a downtrend in the past few days but is above the recent low of 53,600 average daily cases recorded in late March.
US Covid deaths
About 700 deaths from Covid are reported daily in the US, based on a 7-day average of Hopkins data, compared to peaks of about 3,400 per day in mid-January.
The nationwide death toll since the pandemic began is more than 568,400.