Connecticut Vaccinates More Than 70% of Adults

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Connecticut Vaccinates More than 70% of Adults

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.

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.