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FL is still behind many other states in getting residents fully vaccinated

By: - August 12, 2021 3:05 pm

A Florida man receives a COVID-19 vaccination shot during a press conference hosted by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Jan. 4, 2021. Source: Screenshot/Florida Channel

Florida is getting close — with 49.8 percent residents fully vaccinated.

But it still hasn’t gotten to the 50 percent mark, according to data from the CDC on Thursday.

The nationwide figure is now 50.3 percent for fully vaccinated residents.

Meanwhile, Florida lags behind 22 states and the District of Columbia, which are already at 50 percent or higher.  Several Southern states have very low vaccination rates.

But overall, Florida is about in the middle of the pack when it comes to the percent of residents fully vaccinated in states across the country.

Here’s a list of vaccination rates in all states and Washington, D.C., which shows where Florida stands:

STATE People Fully Vaccinated by State of Residence Percent of Total Pop Fully Vaccinated by State of Residence
Vermont 424,493 68
Massachusetts 4,447,391 64.5
Maine 865,297 64.4
Connecticut 2,283,566 64
Rhode Island 660,680 62.4
Maryland 3,605,447 59.6
New Jersey 5,263,595 59.3
New Hampshire 799,440 58.8
Washington 4,444,092 58.4
New Mexico 1,215,174 58
New York State 11,281,250 58
Oregon 2,385,758 56.6
District of Columbia 393,767 55.8
Virginia 4,722,912 55.3
Colorado 3,175,463 55.1
Minnesota 3,065,638 54.4
Hawaii 764,799 54
California 21,262,872 53.8
Delaware 520,614 53.5
Pennsylvania 6,814,649 53.2
Wisconsin 3,046,547 52.3
Iowa 1,583,886 50.2
Nebraska 970,147 50.2
Florida 10,704,107 49.8
Illinois 6,247,879 49.3
Michigan 4,926,748 49.3
South Dakota 420,963 47.6
Ohio 5,498,016 47
Kentucky 2,071,391 46.4
Alaska 336,220 46
Kansas 1,340,086 46
Arizona 3,344,365 45.9
Utah 1,469,413 45.8
Nevada 1,398,281 45.4
Indiana 3,016,170 44.8
Montana 478,472 44.8
Texas 12,967,261 44.7
North Carolina 4,653,560 44.4
Missouri 2,603,304 42.4
South Carolina 2,123,769 41.2
Oklahoma 1,624,966 41.1
North Dakota 308,432 40.5
Tennessee 2,714,620 39.8
Georgia 4,182,784 39.4
West Virginia 702,932 39.2
Arkansas 1,142,832 37.9
Idaho 676,052 37.8
Louisiana 1,756,564 37.8
Wyoming 215,204 37.2
Mississippi 1,052,506 35.4
Alabama 1,716,368 35

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Diane Rado
Diane Rado

Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.

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