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In the race to vaccinate against Covid-19, willing adults in some states may be waiting all year

April 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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OAKLAND, CA, UNITED STATES - 2021/04/02: Hundreds wait in queue for the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) in Oakland. A tier just opened on April 1st for vaccinations of people from age 50 and above with exceptions of 16year-olds and above with severe health conditions, these can receive vaccination. (Photo by Pat Mazzera/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

It may take until the end of the year to get coronavirus vaccine to all adults who want it, a CNN analysis shows. And there are two very different reasons why.

While states such as New York and North Dakota might vaccinate all willing adults by June, it could take some states until the end of 2021 -- and there are two very different reasons for that gap.

A survey conducted by the US Census Bureau found that at least one in six adults "probably" or "definitely" doesn't plan to be vaccinated, and in some states up to a third of adults don't plan to roll up their sleeves.

Some states may fully vaccinate all willing adults by June, but for others, it may take until the end of the year, a CNN analysis of federal data shows.

About 85% of adults in the state either plan to be vaccinated or already have, according to a recent US Census Bureau survey.

At that pace -- nearly 950 people fully vaccinated per 100,000 residents each day -- and with nearly 4 million adults in the state already fully vaccinated, 85% of adults in New York could be fully vaccinated in about two months.

According to the Census survey, only about 68% of adults say they have been vaccinated or plan to, one of the lowest rates in the country.

In both Vermont and Massachusetts, about 92% of adults have been vaccinated or plan to be -- more than any other state.

CNN calculated the pace of vaccinations using the most recent seven-day average of adults fully vaccinated reported by the CDC and population data from the Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey.

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