Alabama is currently the only state with fewer than 40% of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention show that just 39.6% of people 12 and older in Alabama are fully vaccinated.
Those numbers refer to residents having received both shots of the two-dose series – either Pfizer or Moderna – or one of the Johnson & Johnson shots. Vaccinations have slowed dramatically across the state, reportedly now standing at around 5,000 doses per day thus far for the month of July; that after seeing peaks above 34,000 doses per day back in April.
Meanwhile, the state’s 7-day average for new virus cases continues to rise, along with virus hospitalizations.
Alabama was averaging 1,133 new cases per day as of Thursday, and hospitalizations climbed past 600 on Wednesday (July 21st).