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Some States Are Vaccinating For COVID Faster Than Others, Here’s How Texas Stacks Up

2021-08-04

The rapidly spreading Delta variant is fueling a surge in new cases of COVID-19 and adding urgency to the vaccination effort. So far, an estimated 164,446,964 Americans have been fully vaccinated, or 50.3% of the U.S. population.

So far, states have largely managed their own vaccination coordination efforts — and some have proven more effective than others. In Texas, 44.3% of the population are fully vaccinated, lower than the U.S. average.

Lower than average vaccination rates in Texas appear to be attributable in part to a greater prevalence vaccine hesitancy and resistance among residents. As of July 30, Texas has received about 33,560,900 vaccinations and administered about 81.7% of those doses.

Meanwhile, the virus continues to spread. In total, there have been 3,088,316 confirmed cases of the virus in Texas as of July 30 — or 10,760 for every 100,000 people. For context, there have been 10,565 known infections for every 100,000 people nationwide.

All COVID-19 and vaccination data used in this story are current as of July 30, 2021.

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