More than 101 million Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CDC says – CBS News

A health care immunizes a lady with the Covid-19 vaccine on April 30, 2021, as the Pasadena Public Library hosts a mobile vaccine clinic set up by the Harris County Public Health, in Pasadena, Texas.

The number of Americans totally vaccinated versus COVID-19 now tops 101 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 43% have gotten at least one dosage, and the average everyday coronavirus case count is down 16% There was no hiding the enthusiasm as Disneyland reopened on Friday after more than 400 days of closure, Michael George reports for “CBS This Morning: Saturday.” Some were in line as early as 2:30 a.m., according to CBS Los Angeles.Capacity, however, is restricted to 25% and tickets should be acquired online ahead of time. Just California locals are permitted to visit.In Kentucky, meanwhile, the horse-racing complex Churchill Downs went all out when it reopened.But there are issues about vaccine hesitancy, combined with new cautions about variants.In Michigan, where restaurants and bars can operate with 65% capacity, authorities are using a carrot and stick technique: get the vaccination rate up and more locations will open.” If youve been waiting and seeing, if youre one of the lets wait and see, I believe weve waited and saw enough, and its time to come down,” said Eric Pessell, Calhoun County, Michigan, health officer.

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Vaccination rates are slowing. Take Arkansas, which is among more than 10 states not purchasing all available vaccine doses. Over one-third of Arkansas residents have actually received at least one dose, well below the nationwide total of 43%. The unvaccinated might wish to listen to what Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday. “Bottom line of my message … A: Get vaccinated, and if youre having a two-dose regimen, make certain you get that second dosage,” he said.