Connecticut becomes first state to reach 50% of adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19


FILE – In this Monday, March 8, 2021 file photo, a health worker shows the media how she prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to a patient at a vaccination center set up in front of Rome’s Termini central station. AstraZeneca’s release of encouraging data about its coronavirus vaccine from its U.S. trial raised hopes that the drug company could bury doubts about the shot and put a troubled rollout behind it. But just hours later, U.S. officials released an unusual statement expressing concerns AstraZeneca had included “outdated information” from its study and that it may have provided “an incomplete view of the efficacy data.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to reach full COVID-19 vaccination for 50% of all adults.

Virginia, meanwhile, has fully vaccinated about 32% of adults, while about 45% have at least one shot. North Carolina is reporting about 50% of adults have received at least one shot of the vaccine, while about 42% are fully vaccinated.

Gov. Lamont reported that as of Monday, 1,912,581 residents had received at least their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine — nearly 70% of the adult population in the state. And 1,393,894 have been fully vaccinated — about 50% of the adult population.

Approximately 3,192,560 doses have been administered since the vaccine became available.

In a tweet, he congratulated those who have chosen to receive to the vaccine.

All residents 16 and older in both Virginia and North Carolina are eligible to receive the vaccine.

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