Illinois reaches milestone with 50% of residents now fully vaccinated
Illinois reached another COVID-19 vaccination milestone this week. More than 50 percent of the state's population now fully vaccinated, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Over 70 percent of Illinois residents have received at...
Honestly the fact that this figure isn’t way higher depresses and disgusts me to no end.
Is the article’s definition of residents including 12 and under? Or is it 50% of eligible population, I couldn’t tell.
I’ve probably vaccinated 0.03% of the Illinois population on my own at my job, except lately 95% of the people wanting the vaccine now are tourists and foreigners that are just traveling. No more IL residents. I suspect we won’t reach 60% of IL residents vaccinated.
I'd assume that a good portion of the 20% gap between one shot and two is poor record keeping. People who got shots at different locations or even one out of state.
I got my first shot in April, and then fell into a period of anxiety and irrational fear about getting the second shot (clots, etc). I have a history of catastrophic thinking and anxiety. I have now conquered my irrational fear thoughts and I'm getting my second shot tomorrow morning. I'm so happy to soon be fully vaxxed.
Also achieved 100% of people not wearing masks in stores and other public places.