The U.S. Vaccination Rate Continues To Slow : Short Wave Short Wave's Emily Kwong talks with NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey about some of the latest coronavirus news, including the return of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S. and vaccine outreach in harder to reach communities.

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The U.S. Vaccination Rate Continues To Slow

The U.S. Vaccination Rate Continues To Slow

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This picture shows vials of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine. Ramon Van Flymen/ANP/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This picture shows vials of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine.

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Emily talks with NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey about some of the latest coronavirus headlines: the state of the pandemic in the United States, the resumption of Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots, and ongoing vaccine outreach to harder-to-reach communities around the country.

For now, coronavirus cases in the U.S. are declining and about 29% of the population is fully vaccinated. The FDA lifted the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week. This one shot option could help increase vaccinations rates further.

Also of note: the European Union says it will allow fully vaccinated U.S. citizens to travel to Europe this summer. But the CDC is warning not to travel to much of the world, including most of Europe — at least not yet.

Have questions about the latest coronavirus headlines? Email us at shortwave@npr.org and we might cover it on a future episode.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Jane Greenhalgh and Viet Le, and fact-checked by Rasha Aridi.