AZ hospital vaccinates 7.2 million people with Zoster vaccine
A record number of people have received the vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bringing the total number of vaccinated people to 7.22 million.
The vaccine is distributed at the CDC’s vaccine distribution centers nationwide and at some clinics.
The numbers include 1.2% fewer cases in the metro Atlanta area, down from the 9.4% drop seen in the region as of Dec. 10.
It also appears to be reducing the spread of the disease to other parts of the country, though that’s still an open question.
More:CDC officials say they are still working to determine if the vaccine has slowed down transmission.
Officials say the vaccine is effective in reducing the transmission of Zoster and is not associated with any new cases of the coronavirus.
The number of confirmed cases of Zostrom is unchanged.
The CDC says the vaccine will be distributed in about 2,200 locations across the country.