More than four million Americans have begun to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. This is reported on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
4.2 million U.S. residents have received their first injection of two-component vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. California (412,000), Texas (337,000) and Florida (246,000) had the most residents vaccinated, while Wyoming (7,500) and the District of Columbia (15,000) had the least. More than 13 million doses of vaccines have been distributed throughout the United States.
Earlier it was reported that the United States has problems with vaccination of the population against coronavirus: the vaccination campaign is significantly behind schedule because of logistics. Initially, authorities were going to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of 2020. In Florida, for example, medics have used less than a quarter of available doses. In Puerto Rico, deliveries were disrupted by staff departures over Christmas. In California, doctors reported a shortage of the drug.
On Dec. 13, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines approved BioNTech and Pfizer’s emergency use of the vaccine in the United States. The first person to receive the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine in the United States was New York City nurse Sandra Lindsay, who has worked for the past ten months with COVID-19 patients. Then on December 19, U.S. authorities approved a second coronavirus vaccine, Moderna, for use in the country.