A pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior ... [+] living community in Anaheim, California on January 8.
The CDC reports 98.5% of adults 65 and older have received at least a first vaccine dose as of Wednesday, while 85.8% are fully vaccinated.
That includes 99.9% of adults ages 65-74 who have received a first shot (88.2% fully vaccinated) and 95.7% of those 75 and older (83% fully vaccinated), according to CDC data.
How many senior citizens will receive booster shots, which are now authorized for the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
So far 32.4% of those 65 and older have received a booster shot, according to the CDC, compared with 14.4% of U.S. adults overall.
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