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CDC Announces 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations; Trump Admin Strikes Deal For More Pfizer Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that 1 million people in the United States have received their first vaccination against COVID-19, a threshold hit a little more than a week after Pfizer started distributing millions vaccines across the U.S.

The CDC referred to the vaccination threshold as an “early but important milestone” toward ending the pandemic, according to a statement shared by Director Dr. Robert Redfield. With cases surging, said the CDC, the milestone “comes at a critical time.”

According to NBC News, the total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered is likely larger than the CDC’s estimation, on account that the data only includes Pfizer vaccinations – not Moderna vaccinations – and also “likely lag by several days.” Read more…

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