BREAKING NEWS: More than 100 MILLION Americans – one third of adults – have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- The US has officially vaccinated 100 million Americans with one or more doses of COVID-19 injections
- That means that about one-third of American adults have, or will soon receive, some degree of protection from COVID-19
- About 17.5% of Americans are now fully vaccinated against the disease
- CDC said Friday fully vaccinated Americans can travel safely domestically or internationally without testing or before departure or quarantine on arrival
The US has now vaccinated more than 100 million people with at least one dose of COVID-19 injections, a historic milestone in the effort to end the pandemic.
Nearly a third of American adults now have or will soon have some degree of protection against COVID-19.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination tracker, about 17.5 percent of Americans are now fully vaccinated against coronavirus.
The US had already taken 100 shots well ahead of President Biden’s original target of 100 million shots during his first 100 days in office. Now Biden has upped the stakes of that modest goal and wants to get 200 million ‘shots in the arms’ by the same date, April 30.
With just under a month to go and nearly three million shots a day, that goal will likely be reached. To date, more than 157.6 shots have been taken in the US
Maintaining this rapid pace is essential to ending the pandemic in the US, as the number of cases has risen 17 percent in the past week, driven by the rising prevalence of more contagious variants.
The US has now vaccinated more than 100 million people with at least one dose of COVID-19 injections, a historic milestone in the effort to end the pandemic, giving nearly 3 million injections per day
According to Bloomberg, the US delivered 3.4 million doses on Thursday and is on track to reach four million doses today.
It comes as the CDC said that Americans who are fully vaccinated can travel safely both nationally and internationally.
Fully vaccinated people of any nationality coming to the US from other countries no longer need to be quarantined upon arrival, and Americans can leave the US without testing negative before boarding an international fight.
A negative test result is still required for people of all nationalities flying to the US from international locations, including Americans returning to the US from abroad. People arriving in the US should still get a test within three to five days of arrival, the CDC said.
People traveling internationally from the US to other countries may still need to test or quarantine, depending on the guidelines of the destination country.
However, the Trump administration’s rule prohibiting travelers from China, Iran, the UK, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and parts of Europe from entering the US is still in effect, with exceptions for some essential business trips.
And while the CDC can make national recommendations for what it deems scientifically safe, the agency has no enforcement powers.