Close to 100% of US adults ages 65 and older have now received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bolstering the country's vaccination rate as younger age groups continue to lag behind. 98.5% of US adults 65 and older have received at least a first vaccine dose as of Wednesday, while 85.8% are fully vaccinated. The percentage of vaccinated seniors is far higher than 67.7% of the total US population that's received at least a first dose, including 79% of those 12 and older and 80.9% of all adults.

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