US Could Achieve Herd Immunity Through Vaccinations Alone by Summer - CDC

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  • According to a CNN analysis, the US could achieve herd immunity by summer if it keeps up the current pace of vaccinations
  • Currently, the US administers about 2 million shots per day. the largest seven-day average of doses administered that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported
  • Experts say herd immunity can be achieved if between 70% and 85% of the population are immune to the virus
  • Currently, about 28 million people -- which is more than 8% of the population -- have been fully vaccinated, according to latest data from the CDC
  • According to the CNN analysis, if vaccination continues at this rate and the two-dose vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are the only options, 70% of the population could be fully vaccinated by mid-September
  • However, with the approval of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, herd immunity may be achieved sooner