At least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has now been given to more than 100 million Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. That means more than 30% of the population has gotten the shot.
The country hit the 100 million milestone Friday after setting an “all-time record” of nearly 4 million doses administered Thursday, White House COVID-19 Data Director Cyrus Shahpar tweeted.
The CDC said of the 101,804,762 who have gotten at least one dose, 57,984,785 are now fully vaccinated — people have either gotten both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or a dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That’s 17.5% of the U.S. population considered fully vaccinated.
Among Americans age 65 and older — those among the higher risk groups for serious complications from the coronavirus — nearly 75% have now received at least one dose of the vaccine and 53.5% are fully vaccinated.
The United States now leads the world in the total number of doses administered, according to Bloomberg’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker. But as far as number of doses per percentage of population, the United States still trails at least 10 countries, including Israel, Britain, and Turks and Caicos.