The coronavirus vaccine is having a huge impact on the nation. As more Americans are vaccinated, governments at the state and local levels are gradually lifting restrictions. For some people, the availability of a coronavirus vaccine has also made them more comfortable with traveling, dining out, and otherwise engaging in the economy.
An economic comeback is vital to the success of the nation. Getting people back to work, getting businesses up and running again, all of this makes a huge difference.
Last week, the federal government temporarily paused the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following blot clots in recipients; however, the vaccination process remains very much underway in America.
As Newsmax reports, at least half of adults throughout the country are now partially immunized against COVID-19.
The Status of COVID-19 Vaccination in America
Yesterday, the federal government announced that at least 50% of the nation is partially vaccinated against coronavirus. The number of adults who have gotten at least one vaccine is 50.4%; however, despite this milestone, there is still much more room for vaccinations. Only 32.5% of adults in the country are completely inoculated against COVID-19.
Beginning today, everyone across the U.S. over the age of 16 is eligible for a COVID vaccine.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 19, 2021
As this week progresses, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is likely to be recleared for distribution. However, whether or not the public feels comfortable with accepting this brand of the vaccine ultimately remains to be determined. In the meantime, however, shots from Pfizer and Moderna are being given across the nation.
Open Eligibility for the Coronavirus Vaccine
Previously, May 1 was set as the date on which every adult would be fully eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. However, earlier in the month, President Biden moved the date up.
Starting today, each adult in the United States is able to receive a vaccine against this virus. With that being said, not every adult wants the vaccine. This has led to a PR campaign in which political leaders and health officials brand the COVID-19 vaccination as safe and effective.
As of today, every American is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For yourself, your neighbors, and your family — please, get your vaccine. pic.twitter.com/o75JYpGe6r
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 19, 2021
In spite of this, reports about adverse reactions to immunization against COVID-19 are still present. Some Americans, however, maintain that they’ve gotten their shots and haven’t had any issues. Moreover, with the availability of this vaccine, there are now debates about the potential presence of vaccine passports in different parts of the country.
Several Republican-run states have already taken executive and legislative action to prohibit vaccine passports.
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