U.S. administering average of 1.7 million vaccine doses per day

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 18th, 2021 8:42 am

Last Updated Feb 18th, 2021 at 5:54 pm

The U.S. is administering an average of 1.7 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine per day, according to White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients.

The current pace puts President Biden on track to administer 100 million doses in his first 100 days in office. To date, 54 million vaccine doses have been administered, with 5% of Americans receiving both doses.

Zients also said that the federal government would be increasing states' allotments of the vaccine, moving from 11 million doses per week to 13.5 million doses. It will also be doubling the weekly supply for local pharmacies from 1 million coronavirus doses to 2 million.

The U.S. should have enough vaccine supply for 300 million Americans by the end of July, Zients said.


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