47.2 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed, 24.6 mln administered: U.S. CDC

Jan 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had administered 24,652,634 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed 47,230,950 doses.

The tally of vaccine doses are for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, vaccines as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the agency said.

According to the tally posted on Jan. 26 morning, the agency had administered 23,540,994 doses of the vaccines, and distributed 44,394,075 doses.

The agency said 20,687,970 people had received 1 or more doses while 3,801,053 people have got the second dose as of Wednesday.

A total of 2,904,840 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said. (Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru)