66 million Americans are now protected against coronavirus, and soon everyone will have access to be vaccinated.
About one in five people in the United States – about 66 million people – have been vaccinated against coronavirus.
It shows figures from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday.
The United States has a population of almost 333 million.
About 112 million people, or about a third of the population, have received at least one vaccine dose since vaccinations began in mid-December.
In total, nearly 175 million plugs have been given with a covid-19 vaccine in the country.
The United States uses the Moderna and BioNTech / Pfizer vaccines, which require two doses, and the Johnson Johnson vaccine, which requires only a single dose.
The vaccine from BioNTech / Pfizer is approved for people over 16 years, while the others may only be used on people over 18 years.
President Joe Biden has promised that from April 19, all Americans will have access to be vaccinated against covid-19.
It has been one of Biden’s highest priorities to step up vaccinations in the United States since he was inaugurated as president on January 21.
Biden has a stated goal that 200 million doses of vaccines must be given before his first 100 days as president are over.
/ ritzau / dpa