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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had administered 9,327,138 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the country as of Tuesday morning and distributed 27,696,150 doses.
A total of 4,385,175 vaccine doses were distributed for use in long-term care facilities and 951,774 people in the facilities got their first dose, the agency said.
US federal officials have agreed to send states additional coronavirus vaccine doses requested by several governors, as the country tries to increase the pace of inoculations, with the daily Covid-19 death toll hovering at 3,200.
Officials also recommended states broaden vaccination eligibility to people as young as 65 or those who have other chronic health conditions that make them vulnerable to severe Covid-19, drawing a mixed reaction from states that have tailored their inoculation priorities differently.
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