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Over 68% of Virginians fully vaccinated | More than 14 million vaccines administered

As of Jan. 17, at least 6,705,042 people in Virginia have received their first dose of the...
As of Jan. 17, at least 6,705,042 people in Virginia have received their first dose of the vaccine(WLOX)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:19 PM EDT|Updated: 8 hours ago
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The percentage of Virginians who are fully vaccinated has risen, and more than 14 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the commonwealth, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.

As of Jan. 17, at least 6,705,042 people in Virginia have received their first dose of the vaccine - that’s 78.6% of the population. The department of health also reports 5,838,361 people have been fully vaccinated - that’s 68.4% of Virginia’s population.

VDH tracks the percentage of adults who have received one dose, which is currently 89.7%, with 78.6% of adults are fully vaccinated.

The CDC defines people who are fully vaccinated as those who are two weeks past their second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks past a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

VDH is also tracking how many people have received their booster vaccine. So far, 2,330,629 Virginians have received their third dose.

As of Jan. 17, 255,628 children ages, 5-11 have received their first dose of the vaccine.

A quick breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Virginia

As of Jan. 17, 14,476,288 vaccine doses have been administered in the state. The average number of doses administered each day is 28,695.

In total, 17,123,015 COVID-19 vaccines have been received throughout the commonwealth.

For the latest data about COVID-19 cases in Virginia, visit this link.

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