Five New England states were among eight to receive a shout-out from the White House Friday for their efforts to vaccinate as much of the adult population as possible.
White House coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt tweeted out Friday morning that each of the states have now vaccinated more than 60% of adults with a first shot.
Slavitt pointed to New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Maine, New Jersey, Vermont and Hawaii. New Hampshire has crossed the 70% threshold according to Slavitt.
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"All of them have turned the corner on the number of cases & hospitalizations. Well done. Let's all get there," Slavitt tweeted.
More than 3.2 million Massachusetts residents have received first doses and about 2.2 million people have been fully immunized.