State by state

Written by on September 6, 2021

Because the extra transmissible delta variant continues to unfold, the variety of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 every day has risen throughout the nation. Practically all the individuals hospitalized are usually not vaccinated.

In some states, the variety of individuals being admitted to the hospital with confirmed COVID-19 has topped ranges not seen for the reason that winter, when instances, hospitalizations, and deaths final surged most importantly in America.

COVID-19 vaccines, which can be found to everybody within the U.S. age 12 and older, are extraordinarily efficient at stopping loss of life and hospitalization. In latest weeks, vaccination charges have risen alongside instances and hospitalizations – however just below half of the nation remains to be not absolutely vaccinated.

Charts: COVID-19 hospitalization charge knowledge by state

States with fewer vaccinated residents usually tend to see increased hospitalization charges.

For instance, lower than 40% of Alabama’s residents are absolutely vaccinated, and about 60 individuals per 100,000 had been newly admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 final week. That is in stark distinction with  Massachusetts, the place greater than 65% of the residents are absolutely vaccinated and fewer than 10 individuals per 100,000 had been hospitalized with COVID-19 final week.

The rise in COVID-19 sufferers has pushed some hospitals to capability –  leaving much less room and workers for individuals with different medical wants.

Ought to I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Questions and solutions about what’s best for you

Chart: States’ COVID-19 vaccination charges vs COVID-19 hospitalization charges

Learn how to get vaccinated

All adults can obtain a Pfizer, Moderna or J&J COVID-19 vaccine. Kids 12 and older can obtain the Pfizer vaccine; they will even obtain the shot alongside with their different routine vaccinations.

Have questions? Go to our useful resource information or discuss to your major care doctor concerning the vaccine. 

To search out vaccines obtainable close to you, go to Vaccines.gov or textual content your ZIP code to 438 829.

Learn extra: What to anticipate while you get a vaccine

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