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Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being vaccinated against COVID-19 by nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Hartford Healthcares mass vaccination center at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, last month. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

More than 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Sunday.

Why it matters: The latest CDC figures show that 41.9% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and 51.5% has received at least one dose.

  • The vaccination milestone comes as the U.S. has seen new infections fall to the lowest level since March 2020, when the pandemic began.

By the numbers: As of Sunday, 301,638,578 COVID-19 doses have been administered across the U.S., according to the CDC.

  • The seven-day average of new daily infections reported has dropped from 65,053 on April 1 to 12,780 as of June 5, per the CDC reported.
  • The seven-day average of new deaths from the coronavirus confirmed in a single day has fallen from 681 to 367 during the same period.

Yes, but: The vaccination rate has slowed down to just over 1 million COVID-19 doses per day after a high of 3.3 million a day in April, according to CDC statistics.

What to watch: NIAID director Anthony Fauci warned Friday that vaccine complacency could lead to another surge, "particularly with variants floating around," and "that could set us back to the time when we had to shut down things, CNN reports.

Go deeper: Why Biden's latest vaccine goal is his hardest yet

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the vaccine rollout slowdown.

Go deeper

Scoop: The Modi shot campaign

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The Biden administration is quietly pressuring India to restart vaccine exports with plans to offer a higher-profile role for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an upcoming COVID-19 global summit in New York if he agrees to release vaccines soon, sources with direct knowledge of the high-level discussions told Axios.

Why it matters: India is the world's biggest vaccine maker. In March, Modi halted exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine — one of the cheapest on the market — because the virus was ravaging his own population.

Sep 14, 2021 - Axios Denver

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pushes vaccine boosters ahead of FDA

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The state’s chief executive continues to urge Coloradans to get COVID-19 booster shots, even though federal regulators aren’t likely to begin offering them to the general public until Sept. 20.

In a briefing Monday, Gov. Jared Polis said people should "beat the rush" by getting the third dose this week and stressed that providers are offering boosters "to really anybody who asks."

Tina Reed, author of Vitals
Sep 13, 2021 - Health

Parents search for COVID vaccine trials for their children

A health care worker testing a child for coronavirus in Austin, Texas, in August 2021. Photo: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Some parents around the U.S. are on the hunt for COVID-19 vaccine trials instead of waiting for FDA approval to get their young children inoculated, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: As kids return for in-person schooling before those under 12 became eligible for shots, it's created anxiety for parents who worry about the small — but very real — possibility that their kid could become severely ill, experience long-term consequences from or die from COVID.