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More than 7 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given in the US in the past seven days, the White House’s director of COVID data said on Saturday, as many companies plan vaccine requirements for their employees.

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White House COVID-19 data director Dr. According to Cyrus Shahpar, about 7.13 million shots were given in the past week, which he says is the highest reported total of seven days since July 4.

The nation on Friday surpassed 400 million doses in total since shots were first introduced in December.

More than 65% of the US population has now received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to Centers for Disease ControlL and prevention, including 76% of those 12 and older and 95% of those 65 and older.

According to the CDC, vaccination rates have increased steadily since the summer, to the lowest point in July when the US averaged less than 450,000 doses.

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The rising numbers come after a wave of massive mandates hit by a wave of mandates, including all public health care workers in California and school system workers in New York City. Companies such as United Airlines, Walgreens and UPS have also enacted mandates for at least some of their employees, while more companies are rolling out requirements for employees to be vaccinated. The need for proof of vaccination for activities such as eating, going to concerts and participating in sporting events is becoming more common across the country. For example, at least half of the NBA teams are planning some form of mandate this upcoming season. In the private sector, more than 80 million workers are finally set to fall under the mandate, which requires them to submit to a vaccination or weekly test after President Joe Biden. announced Last month that the federal government is drafting rules to require mandates for all businesses with more than 100 employees. So far, mandates have been met with extremely high levels of compliance – over 90% in most cases.

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The pace of vaccination is likely to accelerate once shots are authorized for children under 12. Pfizer on Thursday Prayer to the federal government to approve its vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

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Despite strong mandates and a national trend of strict enforcement, LSU on Friday announced dropping a vaccine or negative test mandate for fans attending football games, citing a decline in the Covid spread in Louisiana. The CDC still ranks the state at its highest for risk of COVID transmission.

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LSU drops vaccine mandate for football games despite Louisiana’s high COVID risk (Businesshala)

Pfizer’s request for OK shots for kids is a relief to parents (The Associated Press)