CDC: Nearly 37 million Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. — COVID-19 cases continue to trend down, and the number of Americans vaccinated is trending up.

So far, more than 68 million people already received at least one shot, but health officials said it’s still not time to let our guard down.

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Across the US, the number of COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, and overall cases continues to decline.

And according to the CDC, nearly 37 million Americans are fully vaccinated. As vaccinations continue to ramp up, more relaxed coronavirus guidelines could be in sight.

“By the time we get into the early summer, the 4th of July weekend, we really will have a considerable degree of normality,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden. “But we don’t want to let that escape from our grasp by being too precipitous in pulling back.”

The CDC recently released new guidelines and rules for those who are fully vaccinated.

It says they can safely visit with other fully vaccinated people – but the CDC still strongly encourages mask wearing, keeping six feet of distance, and avoiding large-sized gatherings.

Last week, Biden announced his goal for every American adult to have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by May 1.