Half of American adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data updated Sunday by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the nation’s leading federal public health agency.
50.4% of people over 18 are partially vaccinated, and 32.5% are fully vaccinated, a figure that rises to 65.9% for those over 65.
In total, more than 131.2 million people have received at least one injection in the United States.
The vaccine, developed by the Johnson & Johnson group, was suspended in the country on Tuesday after six cases of women, one of whom died, after suffering severe cases of blood clots.
The American authorities confirmed that this stopping “will not have a significant impact” on the massive vaccination campaign, as Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses represent less than 5% of those administered in the United States so far.
Joe Biden stressed on Tuesday that “there are enough vaccines for every American, and this is indisputable.”
The Democratic president said at the beginning of April that all American adults would be eligible for vaccination starting on the 19th.