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By Layla Davidson
As of September 12, 2021, three states have vaccinated two-thirds of their residents. According to data from the CDC, those states are Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Furthermore, these states also have the least amount of Covid-19 cases in the US at this time. Based upon information from the US Department of Health and Human Services, over 43% of Florida’s ICU beds are occupied by Covid-19 patients. Additionally, there have been about 31% of ICU beds taken up by Covid-19 patients. Getting vaccinated is so important, not only for you but the people around you. (Photo credit: CNN.com)