Vice President to visit SC next week in vaccine push
GREENVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit the Palmetto State early next week as part of the Biden Administration’s push to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.
Harris will visit Greenville as part of the White House’s month-long “vaccination sprint,” White House spokesman Ike Hajinazarian confirmed.
Details on when and where she will visit have not yet been released.
President Joe Biden set a goal of getting 70% of U.S. adults vaccinated by July 4.
But as of Thursday, only 53.4% of American adults are considered fully vaccinated, meaning they have gone two weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 64% of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
For Americans 65 or older, 75.8% are considered fully vaccinated.
In South Carolina, those numbers are lower. The CDC says only 44.3% of South Carolina’s adults are fully vaccinated and 51.9% have received at least one dose.
Among South Carolina seniors, 73.6% are fully vaccinated.
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