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COVID-19 vaccine numbers plateau nationwide as Delta variant continues to spread

With numbers leveling off, it's unlikely that President Biden's goal of having 70% at least partially vaccinated will be met.

HOUSTON — The Biden Administration is pushing hard to get vaccination numbers back up after seeing a plateau nationwide.

A drop in people rolling up their sleeves is coupled with the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and it's causing concern among health officials.

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All month, officials are urging people to get vaccinated, especially in southern and midwestern states.

President Joe Biden set a goal of having 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July holiday.

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In Texas, 59% of eligible people have gotten at least one dose.

At this rate, it's unlikely that Biden's goal will be met.

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