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Vermont COVID Vaccination Success Continues To Lead Nation

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine
Jackie Orchard
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WAMC
Vials of COVID-19 vaccine

Officials say the percentage of eligible Vermonters who've received at least the first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 continues to lead the country.
During the regular weekly update Tuesday on the state's response to the virus, officials said latest statistics showed that 82.4% of Vermonters 12 and older has been vaccinated - the highest in the country.

Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine says Vermont is one of the safest states in the country. “Even with our success we are concerned about that last less than 18 percent of eligible Vermonters who have yet to be vaccinated. Ninety-nine percent of the deaths from COVID now are among people who were not vaccinated.”

Vermont has now gone 26 days in a row with new case numbers in single digits.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.  Contents © copyright 2021. All rights reserved.

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