The number of people in the U.S who are eligible to get a COVID-19 but have not been vaccinated has decreased to 66 million individuals, compared with 97 million people who met these criteria back in late July, according to White House officials. "There's stronger evidence that vaccination requirements are working," Jeff Zients, the White House's COVID-19 response coordinator, said Wednesday during a press briefing. "They're driving up vaccination rates." He also said that an estimated 7 million people in the U.S. have gotten a COVID-19 booster shot; 3 million of those shots were administered in the last week. The only COVID-19 shot that is currently authorized is the one developed by BioNTech SE (BNTX) and Pfizer Inc. (PFE). A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee is scheduled to meet Thursday and Friday to discuss whether the regulator should authorize Moderna Inc.'s (MRNA) and Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) booster shots.
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October 13, 2021 11:32 ET (15:32 GMT)
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