Twenty-five states in the U.S, including the District of Columbia, and Guam have now had more than 50% of their adult population fully immunized from COVID-19, data from CDC’s Sunday report reports.
On Sunday, May 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the statistics, which proved that the vaccination measure to protect U.S citizens from the airborne CCP Virus is advancing positively, with 25 out of 52 states in the country already have half of their residents fully inoculated.
The states listed are Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Among them, vaccine distribution in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont was the most successful, which has more than half of their entire population already fully immunized.
Meanwhile, the lowest percentages were seen in the Southern region of the U.S. Such states include Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia, with vaccinated adults under 40% of the total population.
“Across the country, cases of Covid-19, serious illness and loss of life are all down dramatically,” White House senior Covid-19 adviser Andy Slavitt said of the positive prospects in a briefing on Friday, May 21, reported by CNN. “And they can be brought down even further and the risk of a future wave in your community significantly reduced if we keep up the pace of vaccinations.”
As more Americans get the vaccine, many states are planning on resuming normal operation.
CNN noted that New York is seeking to have all public schools reopened as fall approaches, New Jersey is removing mask mandate and public safety restrictions on May, 28, and Michigan promised to spare the fully immunized workers COVID-19 protection protocols.
According to npr.org, this new milestone is attributable to the CDC’s new guidance that was announced on May 13, which gave the incentive of loosening mask mandates for those who took the vaccines.
The outlet also mentioned Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio, who managed to urge the residents inside his state from vaccine hesitation by introducing the “Ohio Vax-A-Million” sweepstakes. Vaccine administration among adults was plummeting by 25% before the move, which accelerated to 28% just over the weekend since the drawing was announced.