More Americans are getting Covid vaccine boosters than first doses in rush for third shots

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Germaine T. Leftwich, 67, receives a Pfizer covid-19 vaccine booster shot from Dr. Tiffany Taliaferro at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Monday, October 4, 2021.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesMore Americans are getting third Covid shots than first vaccine doses as people who completed their two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna's shots six or more months ago are now eligible and lining up for an extra jab. An average of 362,000 people a day got boosters over the past week, about 57% more than the 231,000 people per day who started their first doses, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."It's kind of reminiscent of those early days when over-65 qualified in a priority group and we saw people flooding websites and pharmacies and clinics," Dr. Kavita Patel, a primary care physician in Washington who worked on health-care initiatives in the Obama administration, said about the high demand for boosters on CNBC's
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