Southern states lag behind much of US in administering virus vaccine, CDC says. Why?

As the United States rolls out COVID-19 vaccines, some Southern states are lagging behind. As of Friday, six states in the Southeast had among the nation’s lowest rates of vaccine doses administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have all given out fewer than 3,000 doses of the vaccine per 100,000 residents, data show. Those rates are some of the lowest in the country. States with the highest rates include Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota and West Virginia, where more than 6,000 doses ha…

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