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Nearly 40% of the adult population in the United States is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, health authorities announced on Friday. A slight slowdown in the rate of vaccination is observed, since it is now a question of convincing the most reluctant.
Some 100 million people are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the United States, US health authorities said on Friday April 30. They welcomed the crossing of a “major step”.
This is about 40% of the adult population in the United States, double the number of people who were fully vaccinated at the end of March, said Jeff Zients, Covid-19 coordinator for the House. Blanche, during a press briefing.
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the injection of the vaccine (or the second dose for those given as two shots).
Vaccinate the most hesitant and those living in rural areas
This step is a success for the government of Joe Biden, which gave a strong boost to the vaccination campaign in the United States upon coming to power. The US president last week met his injection target of 200 million doses before the 100th day of his term in office.
However, a certain slowdown in the pace of vaccination is now observed, after a peak in early April. Gradually, all the people who absolutely want to be vaccinated are now. It is now a question of reaching people who are more hesitant or difficult to access, such as in rural areas.
Three vaccines are authorized in the country, those of Pfizer / BioNtech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.