Half of U.S. Adult Population Has Received COVID-19 Vaccine

Headline Roundup April 18th, 2021

Over half of all adults in the United States have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the U.S. announced Sunday. A total of 50.4% of U.S. residents, or nearly 130 million people, have received a vaccine dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while about 32.5% of U.S. adults are fully vaccinated. The U.S. also announced that 81% of U.S. seniors over 65 have gotten at least one dose, and more than 65% U.S. seniors are fully vaccinated against the virus. The U.S. reached the milestone just days after Johns Hopkins University reported more than 3 million people around the world have died from COVID-19. Concerns about vaccine access have arisen also as developer Johnson & Johnson halts their vaccine distribution after several cases of people developing blood clots after getting the vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS on Sunday, however, that the vaccine could return to arms after the CDC reviews it on Friday.

The story received consistent coverage across the political spectrum.

Half of U.S. Adult Population Has Received COVID-19 Vaccine

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Half of all U.S. adults have now received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, marking a major milestone in the country’s largest vaccine campaign.

More than 129 million people ages 18 and older have received at least one shot, or 50.4% of the total adult population, according to the CDC. More than 83 million adults, or 32.5% of the total adult population, are fully vaccinated with one of the three vaccines approved in the U.S.

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Over half of all adults in the United States have received at least one vaccine dose.

A total of 50.4% of U.S. residents above the age of 18 have received at least one inoculation, equating to 129,988,985 people, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 32.5% of U.S. adults are fully vaccinated.

Eighty-one percent of the nation's seniors who are over 65 have gotten at least one dose, which represents 44,328,500 people, and more than 65% of those 65 or older are fully vaccinated against...

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Almost 130 million people 18 or older, or about 50.4% of the total U.S. adult population, have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of Sunday night, the CDC said a total of 84 million people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated. So far, more than 3 million around the world have died due to COVID-19, per a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

There's no end in sight, however, for America's fight against the coronavirus. Cases and hospitalizations...

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