Alabama won’t reach White House vaccination goal


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama continues to lag behind much of the nation in COVID-19 vaccination rates. The state will be far short of the White House goal of getting 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4.

Alabama ranks only above Mississippi, according to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 36% of the total population of Alabama has received at least one dose of vaccine with most of the vaccinations going to adults.

President Joe Biden has set a goal of having 70% of the adult U.S. population at least partially vaccinated by July 4, a percentage that Alabama will likely be far short of reaching.

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