Half Of U.S. Adults Have Gotten A Vaccine — But Hurdles Remain For Herd Immunity : Short Wave Today, NPR Health Correspondent Allison Aubrey offers perspective on how to think about the latest coronavirus news. On one hand, half of U.S. adults have been vaccinated and as of this week, everyone 16 years old and up is eligible to be vaccinated. At the same time, the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused and many are still hesitant to get vaccinated.

Coronavirus on your mind? Email us at shortwave@npr.org — with your questions about the latest developments.

Half Of U.S. Adults Have Gotten A Vaccine — But Hurdles Remain For Herd Immunity

Half Of U.S. Adults Have Gotten A Vaccine — But Hurdles Remain For Herd Immunity

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People walk by a sign for both a Covid-19 testing clinic and a Covid vaccination location outside of a Brooklyn hospital. As of Monday, everyone 16-years-old or older is eligible in all 50 U.S. states to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk by a sign for both a Covid-19 testing clinic and a Covid vaccination location outside of a Brooklyn hospital. As of Monday, everyone 16-years-old or older is eligible in all 50 U.S. states to receive a coronavirus vaccine.

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Today, NPR Health Correspondent Allison Aubrey offers perspective on how to think about the latest coronavirus news. On one hand, half of U.S. adults have been vaccinated and as of this week, everyone 16-years-old and up is eligible to be vaccinated. At the same time, the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused and many are still vaccine-hesitant.

Coronavirus on your mind? Email us at shortwave@npr.org — with your questions about the latest developments.

Today’s episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Jane Greenhalgh and Gisele Grayson and fact-checked by Rasha Aridi.