COVID-19 vaccinations increase in US, but unevenly

 

Vaccination rates for American adults continue to increase across the United States, but progress is uneven, with Southern states lagging.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mississippi and Alabama have the lowest vaccination rates in the country, with 31.8% and 33.9% of the adult population vaccinated, respectively. Maine has the highest vaccination rate, with 60.8%.

California, New York, New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa, and Minnesota have all passed the 50% mark in recent days, the paper reported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID Data Tracker shows 361,250,445 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered in the US, and 290,724,607 have been administered, with 132,769,894 Americans fully vaccinated.

Encouraging vaccine attitudes

The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) shows steady progress in vaccine uptake, with 62% of US adults saying they’ve gotten at least one shot, up from 56% in April. The share of people saying they will “wait and see” fell from 15% to 12%. 

 

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