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Vermont Continues To Lead Nation In Many COVID-19 Categories

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott (file)

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says the state is continuing to lead the country with the highest percentage of its eligible population vaccinated against COVID-19, but the state is not letting up.
Speaking at the regular weekly COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, Scott, a Republican, said almost 84% of those 12 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine and about 75% are fully vaccinated.  "As the director of the CDC put it, this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. And on a much smaller scale that is bearing out here in Vermont, as well.”

Scott says the vaccines are proving effective against the variants — including the so-called delta variant, which is significantly more transmissible than early versions of the virus and is spreading across the country and Vermont.

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

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