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All Americans Over 16 Can Now Be Vaccinated

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President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days early.

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The United States is administering an average of 3.2 million doses a day, up from roughly 2.5 million a month before. More than 131 million people, or half of all American adults, had received at least one shot as of Sunday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and about 84.3 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci said he expects a decision from the FDA will come this week on whether to resume vaccinations with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, though it may come with some limitations in use. Vaccinations with the J&J shots were paused while reports of serious but vary rare blood clots were investigated.

Vaccinations using the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna doses are continuing at a good clip with 50.4% of adult Americans receiving at least one jab as of Saturday. Some 81% of Americans over the age of 65 have received at least one injection.

Looking at the total US population, including children, 39.5% of the have received at least one injection, and that should reach 40% by Monday. If we can maintain the current pace, 50% of the total US could be vaccinated by about May 3 and 60% about May 20th. The rate of vaccinations could pick up some if the FDA approves the Pfizer vaccine for 12  to 15 year old juveniles.

Attitudes Toward Vaccinations Are Improving

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All survey data used in this story was published by the Census on April 7, 2021. All data related to COVID-19 infections, fatalities, and vaccinations is current as of April 15, 2021.

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STATE SHARE ADULT POP. OF WHO WILL LIKELY REFUSE VACCINATION (4/7) POP. CURRENTLY FULLY VACCINATED

(4/15)

TOTAL COVID-19 INFECTIONS TO DATE

(4/15)

TOTAL COVID-19 DEATHS TO DATE

(4/15)

Alabama 22.5% 18.7% 520,503 10,722
Alaska 22.3% 31.0% 62,681 310
Arizona 17.4% 23.7% 850,846 17,105
Arkansas 22.2% 20.6% 332,446 5,673
California 9.9% 23.9% 3,604,395 59,258
Colorado 14.0% 24.7% 481,494 6,168
Connecticut 7.8% 30.3% 325,689 7,974
Delaware 15.1% 24.4% 99,135 1,587
Florida 18.2% 23.1% 2,094,670 34,120
Georgia 19.5% 18.1% 1,076,644 19,548
Hawaii 11.5% 27.3% 29,917 468
Idaho 24.3% 22.5% 183,910 2,000
Illinois 12.7% 23.6% 1,285,398 23,826
Indiana 20.1% 22.1% 700,775 13,167
Iowa 17.6% 27.2% 357,739 5,857
Kansas 17.1% 25.1% 304,719 4,930
Kentucky 17.2% 26.2% 434,148 6,261
Louisiana 22.7% 22.3% 450,279 10,255
Maine 15.9% 31.7% 55,375 757
Maryland 11.9% 26.6% 430,351 8,493
Massachusetts 9.8% 28.0% 632,558 17,276
Michigan 15.1% 24.8% 841,234 17,657
Minnesota 13.2% 27.7% 545,404 7,040
Mississippi 22.1% 20.4% 308,111 7,122
Missouri 16.7% 22.0% 585,727 8,625
Montana 27.2% 26.6% 106,426 1,526
Nebraska 20.6% 27.2% 214,682 2,226
Nevada 18.5% 23.3% 308,755 5,339
New Hampshire 10.6% 27.4% 89,605 1,257
New Jersey 11.2% 28.5% 959,921 24,945
New Mexico 10.7% 31.3% 194,164 3,988
New York 10.8% 27.4% 1,969,550 51,024
North Carolina 17.2% 23.9% 936,425 12,305
North Dakota 25.7% 28.4% 105,215 1,474
Ohio 19.6% 24.9% 1,043,729 18,917
Oklahoma 23.9% 25.2% 444,288 6,700
Oregon 13.5% 24.1% 171,398 2,446
Pennsylvania 18.1% 25.1% 1,082,062 25,472
Rhode Island 11.8% 30.9% 142,774 2,640
South Carolina 17.7% 22.4% 564,931 9,304
South Dakota 14.8% 30.1% 120,154 1,947
Tennessee 20.5% 19.6% 826,371 12,022
Texas 17.0% 21.9% 2,826,806 48,273
Utah 16.9% 18.7% 390,647 2,222
Vermont 8.5% 29.7% 21,388 233
Virginia 10.8% 25.3% 640,211 10,510
Washington 13.6% 26.1% 379,083 5,340
West Virginia 16.2% 25.5% 146,790 2,747
Wisconsin 19.2% 27.3% 647,091 7,394
Wyoming 33.2% 24.1% 57,070 703

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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…

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%.

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The number of New York state residents who say they don’t plan to get the Covid-19 vaccine dropped to 14% in April from 25% in January, according to a new Siena College poll out Monday.

Political party, residency and demographics revealed the biggest divisions: 22% of Republicans polled said they weren’t planning to get vaccinated, compared with 11% of Democrats; 18% of New York City residents polled said they wouldn’t get jabbed, compared with 8% in the city’s suburbs; And 21% of Latinos polled said they didn’t want the shot, compared with 13% of White residents and 16% of Black respondents.

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