Americans are getting vaxxed at slowest pace since mid-July as COVID surges

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As the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the country jumped by 6.1 percent by Sept. 17 compared to the previous week, Americans were getting vaccinated at the lowest rate since July.

According to The Washington Post, the 272,000 doses that went out on average per day as of last Friday made it the lowest week for first dose vaccinations since July. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that the seven-day average of administered doses dropped by 1.6% as of Sept. 16.

“On Tuesday, fewer than 21,000 individuals w