© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Patients receive stickers after receiving the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccine targeting BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub variants at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier/File

(Reuters) – Nearly 3.3 million people in the United States received updated COVID-19 booster shots over the past week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday.

The CDC said 14.8 million Americans had received the shot as of Oct. 12, in the first six weeks the booster has been available. As many as 11.5 million people had received the shot as of Oct. 5.

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