BREAKING NEWS: More than 100 MILLION Americans – one third of the adults – have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- The US has officially vaccinated 100 million Americans with one or more dose of COVID-19 shots
- That means about a third of American adults have or will soon have some degree of protection against COVID-19
- About 17.5% of Americans are now fully vaccinated against the disease
- CDC said Friday fully vaccinated Americans can safely travel domestically or internationally without testing or before departure or quarantining upon arrival
The U.S. has now vaccinated more than 100 million people with at least one dose of COVID-19 shots, a historic milestone in effort to end the pandemic.
Almost a third of American adults now have or will soon have some degree of protection against COVID-19.
About 17.5 percent of Americans are now fully vaccinated against coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) vaccination tracker.
The U.S. had already administered 100 shots well before President Biden’s initial goal of 100 million shots given in his firs 100 days in office. Now, Biden has raised the stakes of that modest goal and wants to get 200 million ‘shots in arms’ by the same date, April 30.
With just under a month to go, and nearly three million shots being given day, that goal will likely be achieved. To-date more than 157.6 shots have been administered in the U.S.
Keeping this quick pace up will be essential to ending the pandemic in the U.S. as cases have ticked up 17 percent in the past week, driven by the rising prevalence of more infectious variants.
The U.S. has now vaccinated more than 100 million people with at least one dose of COVID-19 shots, a historic milestone in effort to end the pandemic, and is giving nearly 3 million shots a day
According to Bloomberg tracking, the US administered 3.4 million doses on Thursday and is on track to hit four million doses today.
It comes as the CDC said Americans who are fully vaccinated can safely travel both domestically and internationally.
Fully vaccinated people of any nationality arriving to the U.S. from other countries no longer have to quarantine upon arrival, and Americans can leave the U.S. without testing negative before boarding an international fight.
A negative test result will still be required for people of all nationalities flying to the U.S. from international locations, including Americans returning to the U.S. from abroad. People arriving to the U.S. should still get a test within three to five days of arrival, the CDC said.
People traveling internationally from the U.S. to other countries may still need to test or quarantine, depending on the destination country’s guidelines.
However, the Trump administration rule barring travelers from China, Iran, the UK, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and parts of Europe from entering the U.S. is still in place, with exceptions for some essential business travel.
And while the CDC can make national recommendations for what it deems scientifically safe, the agency has no power of enforcement.