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Alaska Just Became The First State To Allow Anyone Over The Age Of 16 To Be Vaccinated

Doses of COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered around the world, but one state just made a huge leap forward in the process.

The most northern state, Alaska, made a huge announcement on Tuesday saying that anyone over the age of 16 can now receive the Pfizer vaccine, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to residents over 18.

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CNN reports that the state had already extended vaccine eligibility to include essential workers, younger people who take senior citizens to their vaccine appointments, and residents of multigenerational housing.

As of Wednesday, around 16% of the state's population of 730,000 had been fully vaccinated. 

Just over 18% of Americans have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which is still short of the 75-80% needed for life to return to normal according to Dr. Anthony Fauci last month.

Fauci believes this number could be reached by late summer or early fall 2021.

The CDC has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

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