Olivier Tchimou, a student pharmacist administers the vaccine to a student at Riggleman Hall. The Kanawha-Charleston Department of Health led a vaccination effort on the University of Charleston campus. 1,800 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine were available for distribution to all people aged 16 and over.
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Connecticut is the first state in the United States in which half of all adults are fully vaccinated, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed on Monday as the national rate of daily injections continued to decline from levels peak.
At the same time, the US epidemic is showing signs of slowing, with reported cases, hospitalizations and deaths all trending down. Over the weekend, the rate of daily infections fell below 50,000 a day for the first time since October.
United States share of vaccinated population
Among Americans aged 18 and older, 56% have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 41% are fully immunized.
Connecticut reported Monday that half of its adult residents had a completed vaccination program, according to the CDC, the first state in the country to do so.
“This is an extraordinary achievement that allows the reopening to proceed in a cautious manner,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said of the milestone. Monday press conference.
Vaccination rates vary by state. New Mexico, South Dakota, Maine and Vermont each have 48% or more of fully vaccinated adults, while that figure is less than 33% in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
American vaccines administered
The national pace of daily injections fell further from Monday’s peak levels, to 2.3 million vaccinations reported on average per day, from 3.4 million on April 13.
The slowdown comes as meeting demand for vaccines is no longer the main challenge facing the country. States use strategies to overcome access barriers and hesitations, including community outreach and education programs.
Some states also offer incentives to get vaccinated, including free beer in New Jersey and West Virginia $ 100 Savings Bonds.
Covid cases in the United States
The United States reports 49,500 new infections per day, based on a seven-day average of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The country was recording an average of more than 70,000 cases per day as of mid-April.
The average daily number of cases has fallen 5% or more in the majority of states over the past week.
Covid Deaths in the United States
As of Monday, the seven-day average of daily Covid deaths in the United States was 670.
More than 577,500 deaths have been reported since the start of the pandemic.