According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation had received 379,472,220 doses of coronavirus vaccine and had delivered 456,755,075 immunization shots as of Saturday morning, Reuters reports.
These statistics are up from the CDC’s estimate of 378,569,717 vaccination shots in people’s arms as of Sept. 10 out of 454,332,805 injections administered.
As of Saturday morning, 209,099,300 people have gotten at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine, with 178,328,389 individuals completely inoculated, according to the Atlanta-based organization.
Two-dose vaccinations from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, as well as a one-dose immunization shot from Johnson & Johnson, are included in the CDC’s list.
Since Aug. 13, when the U.S. allowed a third dosage, or a booster shot for patients with weakened immune systems who are anticipated to have lower protection from the two-dose regimens, upwards of 1.7 million individuals have gotten an additional shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden pointed the finger at immunization refusal in America on Thursday, proposing regulations requiring COVID-19 immunizations for most government employees and forcing major companies to have their staff vaccinated or tested regularly.
According to Reuters, the new restrictions, which Biden announced from the White House, would pertain to roughly two-thirds of all U.S. work force, or those who are employed by companies with more than 100 employees.
Taken collectively, the policy and statement were Biden’s most forceful efforts to still persuade Americans who are hesitant to receiving vaccinations to do so as the rapidly spreading Delta strain causes a fresh wave of illness and death.
The spike has raised the risk not just to the country, but also to a president who campaigned on pledges to bring the pandemic under control. Biden’s popularity rating has dropped after he said in July that the U.S. was “closer than ever to proclaiming our independence from a deadly illness.”