Aug 2, 2021 - Health

70% of U.S. adults now vaccinated with at least one dose

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70% of adults in the U.S. have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday, according to the White House COVID-19 data director.

Why it matters: President Biden had originally wanted to reach the 70% goal by July 4 but fell short by a few weeks. However, the seven-day average of administered doses is now at its highest since early July amid a new surge in cases due to the Delta variant.

The big picture: The Biden administration released new initiatives recently aimed at getting more people vaccinated.

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