About 39% of the US population — nearly 131 million people — is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to data published Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But four states have already fully vaccinated more than half of their total resident population:
Nearly 164 million people in the US — about 49% of the population — have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, CDC data show.
Overall, 286,890,900 total doses of vaccine have been reported administered, about 80% of the 357,250,475 doses delivered.
That’s about 1.2 million more doses reported administered since Sunday, for a seven-day average of about 1.8 million doses administered per day.
The importance of getting vaccinated was demonstrated in additional CDC data, which showed less than 1,400 hospitalized or fatal Covid-19 cases in fully vaccinated people as of May 10, a minuscule percentage given 115 million people at that time had completed their vaccinations. Only 223 of the severe breakthrough cases were fatal, the CDC said.
With the successes seen in high-vaccinated areas as well as the efficacy of the vaccines, states are pulling out all the stops to get more people on board.