The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated Friday that half of the country’s population has received at least one Vaccine Dose of coronavirus, less than six months after the vaccine was first made available.
According to CDC figures, more than 166.4 million people, or 50.1 percent of the US population, have received one shot so far. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 132 million Americans are completely vaccinated.
The achievement comes only days after the CDC declared that half of all individuals in the United States are completely vaccinated.
In December, the United States approved the Pfizer vaccine for use, followed by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Vaccines were first restricted to healthcare workers, first responders, and the elderly, but by the middle of April, immunizations were available to anybody over the age of 16. In early May, the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccination for everyone above the age of 12.
According to health experts, the recent surge in vaccinated Americans has likely contributed to a significant decrease in coronavirus cases and deaths across the country.
Leaders have warned, however, that a drop in vaccine demand might stymie progress.
To help reduce cases, federal and state leaders are pushing all eligible Americans to make an appointment to get their free immunizations as soon as possible.