Nearly 30% Of Arizonans Have Been Vaccinated

Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 3:59pm
Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 7:53am
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More than 2 million Arizonans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday. That's nearly 30% of the state's population. The vaccines aren’t approved for children yet, so when you count only Arizona’s adults, the rate jumps to 37%.

Compared to the U.S. as a whole, that's about average. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rank Arizona 28th among states by adult vaccination rate as of Tuesday. Our neighbors in New Mexico hold the top spot — nearly half of adults there have had a shot. Health experts say at least 70% to 80% of the population will need to be fully vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity. 

In Arizona and nationwide, women are getting vaccines in higher numbers than men. About 56% of vaccines nationwide have gone to women. 

About 18% of the U.S. population is Latino, but less than 10% of shots have gone to Latinos so far, according to the CDC. That gap is even wider in Arizona, where Latinos are more than 30% of the population but only 10% of those who have been vaccinated in the state, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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