Monday 29 March 2021
Three million cans a day
USA set new vaccination record
In the fight against Covid-19, the USA is doing all it can to vaccinate the entire population as quickly as possible. In the past three days, more than three million people received a vaccine. But that’s not the only record of the weekend.
With its corona vaccination program, the US has broken its previous record of vaccine doses administered within one day. On Saturday, 3.5 million vaccinations were reported, wrote the senior corona advisor in the White House, Andy Slavitt, on Twitter. This is a maximum. Previously, the record on Friday was just under 3.4 million doses administered within one day.
According to the White House, a value of more than three million vaccinations was again achieved on Sunday – for the third day in a row. According to the US health authority CDC, more than 143 million vaccine doses have been injected nationwide. A good 36 percent of adults in the country have received at least one vaccination dose, 20 percent of adults are fully vaccinated. Three vaccines are currently in use in the USA: In addition to the preparations from Moderna and Biontech / Pfizer, in which two doses are injected, the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, which develops its full effect after just one dose, is also used.
On Friday, the CDC announced the delivery of a total of 177.5 million vaccine doses. The number is more than double the German population. In just under 49 million Americans, the vaccination is complete. About 328 million people live in the United States.
Before taking office on January 20, US President Joe Biden had promised that at least 100 million vaccinations would be given in his first 100 days in office. The goal was achieved a few days ago, after almost 60 days in office. In the meantime, Biden has doubled his original goal: by the end of his first 100 days as president at the end of April, a total of 200 million vaccinations are to be administered.