Vaccination rates drop nationwide, states push forward with vaccine efforts

6 months 1 week 6 days ago Sunday, May 23 2021 May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021 3:13 PM May 23, 2021 in News - Local

As vaccination rates drop nationwide, states across the U.S. continue to push efforts to get the public vaccinated.

New cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have dropped to the lowest level in almost a year.

In Texas, about 40% of the population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the Rio Grande Valley, more than 570,000 residents are vaccinated against the virus; over 40% in all four counties.

But between March and April, vaccination rates peaked, meaning fewer people are going out to get a shot. 

Like the Valley, several states across the U.S. are coming up short of President Joe Biden's goal to get 70% of adults at least one shot of the vaccine by July 4. 

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