One-quarter of Americans have now had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose: CDC

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More than a quarter of all Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Nearly 85.5 million Americans have received at least one shot, accounting for 25.7 percent of the U.S. population.

More than 46 million people — approximately 14 percent of the U.S. population — are now fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

The data show that 70 percent of adults above the age of 65 have received at least one dose and a third of those under the age of 65 have received one dose.

Overall, more than 130 million doses have been administered out of the nearly 170 million that have been delivered.

Of the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S., 67 million Pfizer vaccines doses, 61.7 million Moderna doses and 2.6 million Johnson & Johnson doses have been administered.


The U.S. reached the milestone as it also quickly approaches 30 million coronavirus cases. The CDC has recorded 29.7 million cases as of Wednesday.

The Biden administration set out to administer at least 100 million vaccine doses in its first 100 days in office, reaching that goal last week with around 40 days to spare.

Health experts like Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious diseases expert and President Biden's chief medical adviser, have said that around 70 percent of the population will need to be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity and allow for life to return to a relative normal.