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70% of US adults are fully vaccinated: White House official

Headlines 12:09 02 Nov, 2021

Health officials are now paying attention to vaccinating young children

70% of US adults are fully vaccinated: White House official

The White House announced on Monday that 70 percent of adults in the US are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that 80 percent of adults have received at least their first shot.

Qazet.az informs, citing The Hill, that Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, disclosed the statistics during a press briefing Monday morning, saying that the US has “hit two important milestones.”

Health officials are now paying attention to vaccinating young children, especially after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization to Pfizer’s vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

He also said the administration has purchased enough of the Pfizer vaccine to inoculate all 28 million eligible children.