Jun 6. Since the emergency use authorization of the first Covid vaccines in the country last winter, federal data show that US states received a staggering 720 million Covid doses, and more than 570 million of those shots have been administered, according to a report by ABC News. Millions of unused Covid-19 doses in the United States are set to go wasted as the country’s vaccination rates continued to decline amid an uptick in new infections.
However, state-provided data found that millions of those vaccine shots have not ended up in arms, largely due to a significant decline in the number of individuals willing to get vaccinated, Xinhua news agency reported.
Many vaccine doses are now left unused in refrigerators or discarded in trash cans across the country.
Millions of Covid vaccine doses have either gone to waste, remain unused, or will expire in the coming weeks and months, according to the ABC News report, citing officials from health departments in states and state-provided data.