1 in 10 Americans have now received Covid vaccine


At least one in every 10 Americans have now received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, based on data tracked by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

More than 32.8 million people have received one or more doses of the vaccine, according to CDC data, and 9.8 Americans have recieved the second dose. In total, the federal government has distributed more than 62 million doses to states in an effort to vaccinate the American public swiftly.

Health officials said both Pfizer and Moderna’s two-dose vaccines, which are the only jabs to receive emergency use authorisation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to date, were still effective against the United Kingdom and South African variant.