Samuel Case, FISM News
The state of Connecticut has made major strides on the vaccine front; becoming the first state to have more than 70% of its adult population receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Friday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont celebrated the news on Twitter saying that his state is two months ahead of President Joe Biden’s goal of having 70% of adults in the U.S. receive one shot by July 4th.
Great news Connecticut:
As of today, more than 70% of all adults in the state received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, becoming among the first states to reach this benchmark, and doing it nearly two months ahead of @POTUS’s national goal! (Source: @CDCgov)#KeepItUpCT pic.twitter.com/3IRDi1GeJo
— Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) May 8, 2021
CDC data shows that as of Sunday, May 9, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Hawaii have also surpassed the 70% threshold.
The CDC data also shows that as of Sunday more than 259 million doses have been administered in the United States, with over 152 million or 45.8% of Americans having received one dose and over 114 million or 34.4 % of the population being fully vaccinated.