STATEWIDE — Gov. Janet Mills announced Sunday that the state has reached a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
According to a press release from the Governor’s Office, half of all Mainers 16 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The release said this includes 38% of Maine residents who have received their final doses as well.
Maine is currently leading the nation in the percentage of its total population being fully vaccinated, according to the release.
“This is the biggest vaccination effort in our history and one of the largest logistical challenges in generations,” Mills said in a statement. “This milestone is a testament to the teamwork of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, the Maine CDC, the Maine National Guard, our health care providers and volunteers across the state, who are working around the clock to protect Maine people from COVID-19.”
Mills said her administration is continuing their vaccination efforts and is encouraging everyone t o get vaccinated as soon as possible.