However, only 53 % are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Three-quarters of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The White House director of COVID-19 data, Cyrus Shahpar, announced the milestone in a tweet, saying that the country “just passed the mark” of 75 percent of adults receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.
According to him, from Sunday to Tuesday, 1.51 million doses were administered, of which 681 thousand people were vaccinated for the first time, and 105 thousand received an additional dose.
At the same time, he noted that “as usual, more modest data are received during the holiday weekend.” On Monday, Labor Day was celebrated in the United States.
The U.S. passed the 75% mark a month after reaching the 70% threshold. Earlier, President Biden had hoped to reach the 70 percent mark by July 4.
However, only slightly more than half of the entire U.S. population, 53 %, is fully vaccinated.
Health authorities have repeatedly stressed that most hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 occur among the unvaccinated.
The delta strain has led to the fact that 97 percent of counties in the country had a “high” or “significant” level of transmission of the virus as of Friday.