- 20 states have administered at least one dose of a vaccine to at least 70% of their adult population.
- President Joe Biden aimed to immunize 70% of adults across the country by July 4.
- Vermont has the highest vaccination rate at 85.3%, The New York Times reported.
While the country as a whole will not meet President Joe Biden’s July 4 target of vaccinating 70% of their adult population, twenty states have administered at least one dose of a vaccine to at least 70% of their population. , The New York Times reported.
Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and Guam also hit the 70% mark.
States that have reached at least 70% are found mainly in the Northeast and Central Atlantic region. Vermont has the highest vaccination rate at 85.3%, followed by Hawaii at 83.5%. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Mexico, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, Washington, New Hampshire, New York, Illinois, Virginia, Delaware and Minnesota, Colorado and Oregon also hit the 70% mark.
The vast majority of states with the lowest vaccination rates are in the South. Even though vaccination rates are high in some parts of the country, those with the least vaccinated population are likely to increase cases, as Delta variant more transferable – originally from India – is becoming a growing concern.
Experts said Insider’s Aria Bendix and Joanna Lin Su that they ideally want communities to have a vaccination rate of at least 75% so that the virus is less able to spread from person to person.
More than 66.8% of U.S. adults over 18 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Disease Control Centers shows.
Overall, 54.7% of the population is fully vaccinated.