The United States has vaccinated more than 75% of its older adult population, according to the latest data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The new number reflects adults aged 65 or more years who have received at least one vaccine dose as of Monday. In the same age group, 55% have been fully vaccinated, the agency reported. Among younger adults, 40% have received at least one shot. Combined, the total vaccination percentage rate was 32%, with doses delivered among all eligible age groups reaching 167 million.
Vermont leads the 50 states in administering shots among older adults. At least one dose has been received by 88.9% of its elderly residents, who were the state’s first eligible group, according to Forbes. Other top vaccinators are Connecticut, South Dakota, Maine and Rhode Island, which have vaccinated 84% of their older adult populations, the news outlet reported.