Eric Ting, SFGATE
Jan. 22, 2021
Bad news: Other states have also picked up the pace, and California now ranks 50th out of 50 states in percentage of shots used.
Thursday's update to Bloomberg's vaccine tracker shows that the national rate increased from 38.8% last week to 48.6% this week. Last week's 50th-ranked state was Alabama, which saw its usage rate jump from 21.2% to 41.1% week-over-week. For reference, California was ranked 49th last week.
Of the nation's six largest states, California remains the only one with a usage rate below 40%, as was the case last week. Three have since crossed the 50% threshold this week.
There have been many explanations for California's slow vaccine rollout, including unnecessarily confusing guidelines and a lack of health care workers to administer the vaccine. …
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