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CDC: 30% of U.S. Population Fully Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

CDC: 30% of U.S. Population Fully Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported that 30% of the entire U.S. population is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

More than 43% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to CDC data. When limited to just adults aged 18 and older, nearly 55% of the group has received at least one dose.The U.S. has administered over 237 million doses of the three vaccines that the Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The vast majority of the shots administered came from either Pfizer or Moderna.

The recommended pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was lifted last week following a review of a small number of rare and severe blood clots in people who received the single-dose shot.

States with the highest vaccination rates per 100,000 people include New Mexico, New Jersey, Maine and several other northeastern states. States with the lowest rates include Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia.

President Joe Biden this week cheered vaccination progress, saying that next week he will provide details on how the U.S. could have a more normal July 4, which has been a goal of his.

“This is our target date to get life in America closer to normal and begin to celebrate our independence from the virus together with our friends and our loved ones as we celebrate Independence Day,” Biden said outside of the White House on Tuesday.

He also highlighted newly relaxed mask guidance from the CDC that allows fully vaccinated individuals to do most outdoor activities without a mask. The CDC still recommends vaccinated people wear masks in crowded outdoor settings like concerts, where social distancing might not be possible and unvaccinated people might be in attendance.

“If you’re fully vaccinated and want to attend a small outdoor gathering with people who are vaccinated and unvaccinated, or dine at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households, the science shows – if you’re vaccinated – you can do so safely unmasked,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said this week at a press briefing.

News Source: US News

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