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U.S. administers 56.3 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

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Feb 17 (Reuters) - The United States has administered56,281,827 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Wednesday morningand delivered 72,423,125 doses, the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention said.

The tally of doses are for both Moderna andPfizer/BioNTech, vaccines as of 6:00 a.m. ETon Wednesday, the agency said.

According to the tally posted on Feb. 16, the agency hadadministered 55,220,364 doses of the vaccines, and distributed71,657,975 doses.

The agency said 40,268,009 people had received one or moredoses while 15,471,536 people have got the second dose as ofWednesday.

A total of 6,070,341 vaccine doses have been administered inlong-term care facilities, the agency said.(Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by ShaileshKuber)