U.S. Smashes Record, Vaccinated Four Million People in One Day

NEW YORK -
A vaccine site opening at SUNY Old Westbury. (Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

The United States continues to rapidly vaccinate its citizens, with 4.08 million shots administered in a 24-hour period last week, the highest number yet.

Cyrus Shahpar, the White House’s COVID-19 Data Director, took to social media to celebrate the national effort. Not only was it the first time the country hit four million doses in one day, this was the “first time averaging more than 3M per day over the past week,” he tweeted. “Millions [are] coming together to accelerate our progress toward controlling the pandemic!”

According to the CDC, the current seven-day average of vaccinations is 3.07 million every day, with more than 105 million adults who have received one of two doses, and nearly 60 million fully vaccinated.

In a country of a little over 330 million people, that means that nearly 40% of adults have at least one shot, and roughly one in four are fully vaccinated, the Hill reported.

Approximately 30 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus.

On Friday, the CDC said that fully vaccinated people do not need to test for domestic travel, but urged everyone to continue to wear masks and avoid mass indoor gatherings as precautionary measures.

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