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More than half Maine teens, 12-year-olds have had COVID shot

Coronavirus in Maine
Coronavirus in Maine(Associated Press)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 2:29 PM EDT
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The percentage of Maine teenagers and 12-year-olds who have had at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine has exceeded 50%.

Maine has been ahead of most of the country in vaccinating residents for COVID-19.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that about 51% of the state’s 12- to 19-year-old residents have had at least one dose, and about 47% have had a final dose. More than two thirds of Maine’s population that is old enough to receive a coronavirus vaccine has received a final dose. That is one of the highest percentages in the country.

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