COVID counts remain low in Nebraska; vaccination figures fall | Health, medicine and fitness
While more than a dozen states and several cities have now exceeded President Joe Biden’s 70% COVID-19 vaccination target, Nebraska is not there yet.
With just over two weeks left, it could still hit the nail on the head, meaning that at least 70% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4.
In Nebraska, 63% of residents 18 and older received at least one injection on Friday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed by The World-Herald. This rate is the 24th highest percentage in the country, Iowa 25th at 62.6%.
Some 57% of Nebraska residents aged 18 and over are fully vaccinated, which ranks the state 22nd in the country.
The goal is to get enough people vaccinated to keep the virus under control. Biden announced his 70% goal on May 4.
So far, 14 states, led by Vermont nearly 84%, have hit the mark. Some cities and counties also met the target. Last week, the mayor of Seattle announced that the city had become the first major U.S. city to fully immunize 70% of those aged 12 and over. Denver, San Francisco and El Paso, Texas are among the other cities that hit the 70% mark in one shot.