Is 100 a lot for an American

100 million people in the US fully vaccinated against corona

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Washington - In the US, 100 million people are now fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus - a symbolic success in the fight against the pandemic. That's around 40 percent of the adult population, according to White House corona coordinator Jeff Zients.

"That's 100 million Americans with a sense of relief and peace of mind to know that they are protected against the virus after a long and tough year," said Zients. With vaccination, people not only protected themselves, but also "their families, their friends, their communities".

Three corona vaccines are currently used in the USA: The vaccines from Biontech / Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The first two vaccines require two doses, while the J&J vaccine only requires one.

The US vaccination campaign is progressing very quickly. Around 55 percent of adults have now received at least one dose of vaccine.

Recently, however, the pace of vaccinations has slowed down. One of the reasons for this is that many people do not want to be vaccinated or are still hesitant.

President Joe Biden and health officials regularly appeal for the population to be vaccinated so that the country can achieve herd immunity. According to experts, this would require between 70 and 85 percent of the population to be vaccinated. © afp /