Jingle Bells

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The FEHBlog is taking a brief holiday hiatus until next Sunday December 27. He will leave you with this encouraging CDC news as of 9 am ET this morning:

COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States​
Doses Distributed 9,465,725
People Initiating Vaccination (1st dose received) 1,008,025

  • Total doses distributed are cumulative counts of COVID-19 vaccine doses recorded as shipped in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) since December 13, 2020. Cumulative totals reflect data available as of 9:00am ET on the day of reporting.
  • People initiating vaccination (1st dose received) are cumulative counts of individual COVID-19 vaccine first doses administered as reported to the CDC by state, territorial, and local public health agencies and five federal entities (Bureau of Prisons, Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, Department of State, and Indian Health Services) since December 14, 2020. Cumulative doses administered reflect current data available as of 9:00am ET on the day of reporting.
  • Doses distributed and people initiating vaccination (1st dose received) are for both Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Not bad for 12 days since the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine received the FDA’s emergency use authorization.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.