49.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine distributed, 27.9 million assigned: US CDC

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had administered 27,884,661 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the country since Friday morning and distributed 49,216,500 doses.

Total doses of the vaccines apply to both Modern and Pfizer / BioNTech, vaccines from 6:00 a.m. Friday, the agency said.

According to data released on the morning of January 28, the agency administered 26,193,682 doses of vaccine and distributed 48,386,275 doses.

The agency said 22,858,318 people received one or more doses, while 4,780,888 people received the second dose as of Friday.

A total of 3,314,266 doses of the vaccine were administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.

Reporting by Vishwadha Chander of Bengaluru; Edited by Vinay Dwivedi