Bottles of Johnson & Johnson’s three current COVID-19 vaccines, Moderna and Pfizer, with hypodermic needles, photographed at the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Kedren Community Health Center, in Los Angeles, on May 13, 2021. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images and CNN)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say four out of 10 Hoosier adults still have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as Indiana’s slow vaccination rate has coincided with the recent surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
The Indiana Department of Health said on Friday that 59.8% of Indiana residents aged 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.
Hospital admissions in Indiana due to COVID-19 have been on a downward trajectory since mid-September, but those hospitalizations have risen again in the past week.
The moving average of daily cases in Indiana has risen from about 1,700 to more than 2,200 in the past week.