Two-thirds of adult Californians are now at least partially vaccinated for COVID-19 — a hopeful milestone as the state trudges toward the level of widespread community protection officials and experts believe is necessary to end the pandemic once and for all.
To date, 67.1% of residents age 18 and older have gotten a vaccine dose, according to figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After a slow start, California now ranks 11th out of all states and is well above the national figure of 60%, federal data show. By comparison, the states with the highest levels of partial coverage for adults are Vermont, 78.4%; Hawaii, 76.6%; and Massachusetts, 75.7%.
California also measures up well compared to other large states. Roughly 67.8% of adults in Pennsylvania have received at least one shot so far, as have 64.4% in New York, 56.6% in Florida and 54.3% in Texas.
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