How does Los Angeles compare to the rest of the country vaccination-wise?
Covid in Los Angeles has been getting better for a while now.
The rest of America seems to be catching up finally.
Our biggest weapon against covid is vaccination. Vaccination rates have been rising.
Highest and Lowest
Maine has the highest vaccination rate in the country. 62% of their residents 18+ are fully vaccinated.
Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana are on the opposite side of the spectrum. They are lagging far behind in vaccinations.
How Does Los Angeles County Stack up?
61.2% of American adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 49.6% are fully vaccinated.
Los Angeles County compares favorably to that.
- 62.5% of Los Angeles adult residents have received at least one dose.
- 50.6% are fully vaccinated.
Why Vaccination Numbers are Important
We blew that goal out of the water.
Getting back to normal
This is just the latest indication that vaccination is a big step towards getting Los Angeles back to normal.
Vaccinated Covid spread
We don’t have definitive proof that vaccination stops all spread of Covid. But, it certainly looks like it lessens the risk significantly.
We do know for certain that “breakthrough infections” lead to generally milder symptoms. Researchers believe that the milder symptoms are due to a lower viral load. They also think that a lower viral load makes a person less likely to spread it to others.
There were definitely times where I have been frustrated by L.A.’s response to covid.
But, thankfully, we are past that now.
Vaccinated or not, Los Angeles is coming back soon.
Most people who want a vaccine have already gotten it. Anyone who hasn’t can get one soon. There are plenty available.