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Author: TriSec    Date: 04/27/2021 11:08:16


Before most of you read this, I'll have jab #2 in my arm. I do not anticipate any side effects, but since you can't predict that sort of thing, I cannot ignore the possibility of such.

That puts me in what is so far an exclusive club in these United States.

As of 6 a.m. EDT April 25, a total of 94,772,329 Americans had been fully vaccinated, or 28.5 percent of the country's population, according to the CDC's data.

After a rocky start, Massachusetts has managed to creep into the top ten.

9. Massachusetts
Number of people fully vaccinated: 2,306,492
Percentage of population fully vaccinated: 33.46

I've had mine rendered at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. It's been run with literal military precision, as the National Guard is doing all the registrations and administering the actual jab. But as you've seen reported previously in this space, some in the military are refusing the vaccine themselves.

Which now leads to an interesting question - Am I at a higher risk even getting the damn jab now, because of the mostly right-wing toolbag military drinking Trumpian Ale?

Roughly 740,000 troops are partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Defense Department numbers released Wednesday, which are now published online.

The vast majority of those doses have gone to service members in phase 1, including those working in clinics and hospitals, as first responders, deploying to or redeploying from overseas and those with pre-existing conditions. As of April 19, along with the rest of the United States, all DoD personnel and beneficiaries are eligible to receive a vaccine.

“We are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated, because these vaccines are effective and safe, and are a critical part of us getting back to normal,” Dr. Terry Adirim, the acting defense secretary for health affairs, told reporters Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, 459,921 troops are fully vaccinated, and an additional 280,667 have received a first dose. They represent 28 percent of 2,603,081 doses DoD has administered, out of 3,226,290 delivered to 350 sites around the world.

The Army has administered the most doses, and the Marine Corps the least, which is in line with their statuses as the largest and smallest services.

The Marine Corps, however, shows a higher vaccination rate: 35 percent of its total force, both active and Reserve, versus the Army’s 25 percent across the active, Reserve and National Guard components. The Air Force, which also has three components, shows a 35 percent vaccination rate.

The Navy has by far the highest rate, at 53 percent.

As always - your mileage may vary.


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