About 45% of adults in the United States are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to data released Wednesday by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But in 15 states, more than half of adult residents are fully immunized. These states are: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Mexico, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa.
In Mississippi, however, less than a third of adults are fully vaccinated, according to CDC data. Nine other states – largely concentrated in the South – have fully vaccinated less than 40% of their adult residents: Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Wyoming, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.
Nationally, nearly 59% of adults have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to CDC data. But six states have already met the Biden administration’s goal of vaccinating at least 70% of adults with at least one vaccine by July 4: Vermont, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine.
Overall, 264,680,844 total doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered – about 79% of the 337,089,765 doses delivered, according to CDC data.
That’s about 1.5 million more doses given since Tuesday, for a seven-day average of about 2.2 million doses per day.
Note: Data released by the CDC may be delayed and doses may not have been delivered on the day indicated.