A majority of the states are in the Northeast.
Which states are good for COVID-19 vaccination?
ABC News reports that there are a number of states where over 70% of adults have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Massachusetts — 78.7%
- Connecticut — 75.6%
- Maine — 74.3%
- New Jersey — 74.1%.
How does the rest of the country look?
In total, 62.9% of the United States’ adult population (those 18 years old and up) has received at least one vaccine dose against the novel coronavirus, according to the CDC.
How does Utah stack up?
In Utah, about 57.7% of people 12 years old and up have had one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Utah’s state COVID-19 data. About 47.4% have been fully vaccinated.
Why is 70% important for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Biden announced a number of measures — this week to encourage people to get vaccinated. The White House said it wants to urge “national organizations, local government leaders, community-based and faith-based partners, businesses, employers, social media influencers, celebrities, athletes, colleges, young people and thousands of volunteers” to get people vaccinated.
- “It’s going to take everyone, everyone — the federal government, the state governments, local, tribal and territorial governments, private sector, and most importantly the American people — to get to this 70% mark so we can declare our independence from COVID-19 and free ourselves from the grip it has held over us, our lives, for the better part of a year,” Biden said, according to CNN.