Almost 30% of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 in Arkansas

Arkansas News

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2021, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 is prepared at a vaccination center of the 3rd district, in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal health officials say more than 24% of the Arkansas population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

State officials say those include almost 30% of those age 16 and older.

As of Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 35% of the state population had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

The state Department of Health said more than 300,000 had been partially vaccinated, or almost 13% of those age 16 or older.

Health officials reported 229 new cases and five new COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday.

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