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US Half of U.S. adults now have received at least 1 Covid shot

01:50  19 april  2021
01:50  19 april  2021 Source:   politico.com

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Half of all U . S . adults have now received at least one Covid -19 vaccine dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, marking a major milestone in the country' s largest vaccine campaign. White House Covid -19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients has said the pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations, which occurred after reports of six cases of rare brain blood clots, would not slow down the vaccine campaign since the country has enough supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Half of all Americans aged 18 or over have received at least one COVID -19 vaccine dose. The vaccination rate was not equal across the country, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed. The state with the highest uptake of the vaccine was New Hampshire, where over 70% of adults have received a jab. On the other end of the spectrum, in Tennessee, only 40% of adults had been administered one of the vaccine shots .

WASHINGTON — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one Covid-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.

a man sitting on a table: A man snaps a selfie as he receives a coronavirus vaccine dose last Monday in Los Angeles. © Jae C. Hong, File/AP Photo A man snaps a selfie as he receives a coronavirus vaccine dose last Monday in Los Angeles.

Almost 130 million people 18 or older have received at least one dose of a vaccine, or 50.4% of the total adult population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Almost 84 million adults, or about 32.5% of the population, have been fully vaccinated.

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Isolde Gular, of the Bronx, receives the COVID -19 vaccine at a vaccination hub at the South Bronx Educational Complex James Keivom. Nearly 130 million people, or around 50.4 percent of the total adult population, have gotten at least one vaccine shot , the CDC said. Meanwhile, almost 84 million adults — about 32.5 percent of the population — are fully vaccinated, the agency said. There are currently two vaccines available — a two-dose shot made by Pfizer, another two-dose shot by Moderna — after federal regulators temporarily paused the use of a third, a single-dose jab by Johnson

Some 50.4% of Americans aged 18 and over have received at least their first shot , according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday. 32.5% are fully vaccinated. A total of 209 million doses have been administered, putting the US well on track to hit President Joe Biden’ s goal of administering 200 million shots in his first 100 days in office, a goal that will be 31.5 million cases of Covid -19 have been recorded in the US since the pandemic began, and 563,000 deaths have been linked to the virus. Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

The U.S. cleared the 50% mark for adults just a day after the reported global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million, according to totals compiled by Johns Hopkins University, though the actual number is believed to be significantly higher.

The country’s vaccination rate, at 61.6 doses administered per 100 people, currently falls behind Israel, which leads among countries with at least 5 million people with a rate of 119.2. The U.S. also trails the United Arab Emirates, Chile and the United Kingdom, which is vaccinating at a rate of 62 doses per 100 people, according to Our World in Data, an online research site.

The states with the highest vaccination rates have a history of voting Democratic and supporting President Joe Biden in the 2020 election: New Hampshire at the top, with 71.1%, followed by New Mexico, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine, CDC data show.

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(Jose M. Osorio/TNS). Nearly half of all adults in Virginia — about 3.3 million people — have rolled up their sleeves at least once for a coronavirus vaccine. And as of today, it’ s off to the races: All Virginians ages 16 and older are eligible to get a COVID -19 vaccine. With the expansion to the general adult population, aka Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout, most people will still need appointments to get shots , but the Northam administration says anyone who wants a shot will be able to get one before June.

Nearly half of American adults have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, including more than eight in 10 seniors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday, as more states open up eligibility to every adult who wants a shot . An NHS staff member prepares to administer the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine in the United Kingdom. The vast majority are from Pfizer or Moderna, but about 4% are from Johnson & Johnson, whose vaccine was paused by federal regulators this week due to extremely rare reports of blood clots among patients who had received shots .

Included in the vaccination total are millions of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine; use of that vaccination has been paused because of six cases of unusual blood clots. More than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been given in the U.S., the vast majority with no or mild side effects. Authorities stressed they have found no sign of clot problems with the most widely used Covid-19 vaccines in the United States — from Moderna and Pfizer.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, appearing on multiple TV news shows Sunday morning, said he expected that the J&J shots would resume soon, with warnings and/or restrictions.

Vaccination rates do not always align with how states vote. But polling from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has shown trends that link political leanings and attitudes about the vaccines and other issues related to the pandemic, which has killed more than 566,000 people in the U.S.

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Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus. Related Content. NV ELIGIBILITY EXPANDS: Book your COVID -19 vaccine appointment now . Newsom is urging more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension get in the way of getting protected against the illness. More than 125.8 million people, or 37.9% of the U . S . population, have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 50% of New Yorkers who are 18 years and older have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, in a statement. Covid rates have generally flattened or declined in the nine states where enough vaccines have been given to cover at least 35% of the population, according to the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker. But Covid cases in New York remain elevated. New York reported 230 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days, among the top ten states with the highest caseloads, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A poll conducted in late March found that 36% of Republicans said they will probably or definitely not get vaccinated, compared with 12% of Democrats. Similarly, a third of rural Americans said they were leaning against getting shots, while fewer than a fourth of people living in cities and suburbs shared that hesitancy.

Overall, willingness to get vaccinated has risen, polling shows.

In January, 67% of adult Americans were willing to get vaccinated or had already received at least one shot. The figure has climbed to 75%, according to the latest AP-NORC poll.

Nationwide, 24% of Black Americans and 22% of Hispanic Americans say they will probably or definitely not get vaccinated, down from 41% and 34% in January, respectively. Among white Americans, 26% now say they will not get vaccinated. In January, that number was 31%.

Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said the goal is to get community figures, from athletes to clergy, to encourage vaccinations, particularly as the seven-day national average of cases remains over 60,000 new infections per day.

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