A 12-year old girl receives the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine in New York City on May 14th, 2021.
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Half of Americans aged 12 and older are now fully vaccinated, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. The CDC signed off on expanded usage of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds in mid-May, widening the age range of the population eligible for a shot.
The seven-day average of daily U.S. infections held below 15,000 as of Tuesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, a level not seen since the early days of the pandemic.
U.S. share of the population vaccinated
About 52% of the U.S….