The vaccination program rollout continues to improve, with just over 1.72 million shots administered on average in the last seven days. This compares with just over 1.3 million doses administered per day on average two weeks ago. So far, around 39.7 million people have received at least one vaccine dose. 

  • At current pace, 50% of the population will have been at least partially vaccinated by late June, with herd immunity, estimated around 70%, reached in early September. These projections will likely move forward as daily vaccinations increase.
  • Most states have vaccinated frontline healthcare workers and many have opened up doses to teachers, those over 65 or with compromising conditions, and essential workers, including grocery store employees, and police, fire, and EMS.
  • The CDC recently released guidance on safe school reopening strategies.

For the latest United States case counts, click here.

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Latest global updates:
      • Japan began to rollout vaccinations to healthcare workers, with plans to reach the general population by summer. Japan relies on other countries for it's vaccine supply and has only approved Pfizer's so far. 

      • South Africa received 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The country halted its rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine after results showing it failed to prevent mild or moderate illness from the variant found in the country.

      • The European Commission secured a contract for an additional 300 million doses of the Moderna vaccine for distribution across the EU. 

      • The city of Auckland, NZ ended a lockdown after tracking down and tracing a cluster of six cases.

      • Health authorities in Germany have noted rapid growth of the more infectious UK variant in the country. Officials said that the variant now accounted for 22 percent of tested coronavirus samples, up from 6 percent at the beginning of February.

      • Chinese police broke up a counterfeiting ring that had manufactured and sold 580,000 vials of fake COVID-19 vaccine worth $280 million. At least 600 vials had been sent overseas. 

      • For the latest Global case counts, click here.

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