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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot, but not in Alabama

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost one hundred and thirty million people aged eighteen or older have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. That just over fifty percent of the total adult population. Almost 84 million people adults, or about third of that population, have been fully vaccinated. The news marks another milestone in the nation's largest-ever vaccination campaign. It also leaves more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. However, that doesn’t apply to Alabama. Most southeastern States are averaging around thirty percent of its population receiving at least one shot. Dr. Anthony Fauci also believes the pause on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine could end sometime this week. Use of the one-shot product was temporarily halted after blood clots were linked to the deaths six female patients.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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