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The U.S. hit a milestone in its vaccination push with over 50% of adults now fully vaccinated



Monroe, LA – But, as the overall count of vaccinated Americans ticks higher, Louisiana’s vaccination rate has slowed.

Our state has continued to hit new lows in terms of new vaccinations.

It would take around 51 weeks to reach 70% of Louisiana’s adults.

The halfway mark in the U.S. comes roughly six weeks ahead of the Biden administration’s goal of having 70% of the nation’s adults vaccinated by July 4.

There were 40,106 new vaccine series initiated in the state over the last seven days compared to the record 138,283 weekly tally in mid-March.

The state has completed vaccinations for 39.5% of the adult population, lagging far behind the national average.