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50% of US adults expected to have at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine by end of this week

April 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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If Covid-19 vaccinations continue at the current pace, the United States will likely hit a milestone this week: vaccinating half of adults with at least one dose of vaccine.

If Covid-19 vaccinations continue at the current pace, the United States will likely hit a milestone this week: vaccinating half of adults with at least one dose of vaccine.

Over the past week, more than 3. 1 million doses of vaccine have been administered each day on average, according to data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The latest data from the CDC shows that nearly 46% of adults in the US have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and about 28% are fully vaccinated.

But an average of more than 1. 8 million people have been added to the total number of people with at least one dose of vaccine each day.

Abraham has spent the last several months calling state officials to demand vaccine doses for Black and brown people in hard hit South Los Angeles, developing vaccine sites that welcomed walk-in patients, hosting mass vaccination events featuring entertainers and deploying mobile vaccination fleets to neighborhoods where residents don't have transportation.

Abraham, director of vaccines at Kedren Community Health Center, said he is now vaccinating 5,000 people a day and filling a void in a community that might otherwise be neglected.

According to state data, 20% of vaccine doses have been administered to Latinos, who make up 39% of the population and 56% of cases.

And 3% of vaccines have been administered to Black people in California, who make up 6% of the population and 4% of the cases.

Last week the country's health minister Jens Spahn said Germany plans to open talks with Russia about acquiring doses of its coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, if the shot is approved by EU regulators.

Japan will secure 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of June, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday.

Just 1. 1 million people -- less than 1% of Japan's population -- have received at least the first dose of the vaccine as of last Friday, according to official statistics provided by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

As the US races to vaccinate more Americans, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising, predominantly among younger people who haven't yet gotten a shot.

Pakistan is in a tight spot: Covid-19 cases are surging during a third wave, hospital beds are filling up, and the government vaccination program is progressing slowly due to delayed deliveries and limited supplies.

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