Only 1 In 10 Americans Have Had Booster Vaccine As COVID Cases Surge

Only one in 10 people in the US have had their booster shots, according to Our Word in Data.

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More than 607,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the US in the past week, according to Johns Hopkins University, with 7,970 people dying from the disease in the last seven days.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the seven-day daily average of new coronavirus cases has increased by around 30 per cent in the last two weeks.

The United States had administered 11.13 booster doses per 100 people as of Thursday, as per Our Word in Data, and just under 70 per cent of Americans over the age of 12 have received two doses of the shot.

On 19 November, the booster shot was approved for use for people who had their second dose of the vaccine six months or more ago, later the same day it was approved for use by all adults.


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