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The End of U.S. Mass Vaccination Is Coming Sooner Than Later

Rates of shots are falling as the campaign passes its peak

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The End of U.S. Mass Vaccinations Is Closer Than You Think

After three months of vaccination across the U.S., a majority of American adults have gotten shots, and the effort will soon shift from mass inoculation to mop-up. 

As of Saturday, 138.6 million people in the U.S. have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. About 1.3 million more are getting a first dose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the rate of new vaccinators is declining, even if it were immediately cut in half, it would mean that six weeks from now more than half of the population of the U.S. and its territories will have had a dose.