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9.5 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Administered In The Past Seven Days, Report Says

According to a study released on Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when the Delta variant had been prominent in the United States, an earlier case of Covid-19 was found to be more protective than vaccinations during the wave last summer and fall. However, health officials say that immunization is still the safest route to be guarded. (Photo: GettyImages)

According to a White House official on Saturday, the United States has administered over 9.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the last seven days, the highest weekly total since late May, as per REUTERS. The White House’s COVID-19 data director, Cyrus Shahpar, tweeted about the findings. It’s possible that this week’s widespread availability of vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 contributed to the total.

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According to a White House official on Saturday, the United States has administered over 9.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the last seven days, the highest weekly total since late May. (Photo: Premium Times Nigeria)

COVID-19 In The US

Friday marked the passing of 760,000 death due to COVID-19 in the United States. As the country enters a period of pandemic uncertainty, the holidays’ approach and steep increases are possible. According to USA TODAY, as per the data from experts, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays could lead to a new spike.

The reason is mainly due to the fact that masks are becoming less popular, and family gatherings and holiday dinners are often held around tables where masks don’t shield people. COVID-19 thrives in cool, dry air, and when people congregate indoors, especially unmasked, they are more likely to spread the disease.

Health Metrics Professor Ali Mokdad of the University of Washington says that delta and waning immunity—the combination of these two has set them back. For the foreseeable future, he added that “this virus will be with us.”

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A kid receiving a vaccine. According to a White House official on Saturday, the United States has administered over 9.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the last seven days, the highest weekly total since late May.(Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids

The FDA has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended for children ages 5 to 11 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 2 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in this age group in the United States since the pandemic began.

It is critical to immunize children between the ages of 5 and 11 to prevent infections and potentially life-threatening diseases. In the United States, the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Safety monitoring is the most extensive in U.S. history and will continue to be.

As of Saturday morning, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had administered and distributed 553,881,535 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC previously estimated that 437,352,000 doses of the 551,000,705 total doses delivered had been issued by Nov. 12; these new figures show that number has increased.

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