More than 49% of eligible Americans are fully vaccinated.
The United States took another step Sunday in its efforts to vaccinate Americans against the coronavirus.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that more than 300 million doses of the vaccine are now available nationwide.
The Pfizer vaccine is currently eligible for Americans over 12, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are eligible for Americans over 16. As of Sunday, approximately 49.3% of the US population over 12 received the vaccine. The vaccine is complete, the CDC said.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use mRNA technology and require two doses. while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is used only once. All vaccines are free.
Health officials said Increased vaccination since states Open for admission in April resulting in the number of COVID-19 patients, hospitalization and deaths were greatly reduced.
The CDC reported a seven-day average of new daily deaths, dropping from 65,053 on April 1 to 12,780 on June 5. The CDC reported a seven-day average of daily deaths, down from 681 to 367 during the same period.
However, health officials are warning of unequal vaccination rates in states. And recent declines in new vaccine administration could slow the country’s recovery.
On Sunday, 14 states, mostly in the northeast, passed 70 percent of the population over 18 with at least one dose of the vaccine, six of which are in the sector, the CDC data showed. South also fails to qualify for 40% of the population over 18 with a single dose, according to the CDC.
The CDC data showed that the national average of the first seven days of first doses dropped from a high of 1.96 million on April 11 to 444,000 on May 31.
Many states are trying to increase vaccine rates with incentives such as lotteries, free beer and college scholarships.
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