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  • August 12, 2021

Do not despair! Vaccination rates continue to rise – Mother Jones

A nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a child at a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in Barnett Park in Orlando.Paul Hennessy / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty

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Even as the highly communicable delta variant sweeps the country, there’s some good news: As of last week, more people in the United States were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 than were unvaccinated. Vaccination rates are finally on the rise again after a drop in the summer months of June and July.

The Delta variant has been causing an increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths across the country, and public health experts have observed that areas with high vaccination rates are better protected than areas where few people are vaccinated.

The reasons behind the recent rebound in vaccines are many: anti-vaxxers that have become seriously ill With the virus they are now urging people to get vaccinated. Vaccine mandates are becoming more common: hospitals, government agencies, and large private companies like McDonalds require vaccinations for employees. New York has started ask people to show proof of vaccination to dine indoors, go to gyms and entertainment venues.

As experts point out, children have a greater chance of being protected when the adults around them are vaccinated.

If you are one of the many Americans who recently got vaccinated, we want to hear your story. You can share it here.

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