With only 3 weeks left to President Joe Biden’s July 4th goal of seeing 70% of all American adults with at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine, national vaccination rates are dropping across the country to fewer than 1 million shots administered per day.
That’s a decline of more than 70% from the national peak of 3.4 million shots per day administered in April, according to a Washington Post analysis.
The slowdown is nationwide, but states in the South and Midwest report plummeting numbers. In Alabama, only 4 people per 10,000 residents got vaccinated last week.
According to the analysis, 13 states have met Biden’s goal, and another 15 states, and Washington D.C., have vaccinated well over 60% of their adult populations and are forecasted to meet the Fourth of July goal.
But in 15 states, about half of adults or fewer have received at least one dose, according to a New York Times analysis.