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80% of eligible Californians at least partially vaccinated

Newsom said vaccinations have increased steadily in recent weeks after orders requiring state workers and teachers to get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2021, file photo Laura Sanchez, right, holds her 2-month-old son, Lizandro, while receiving a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse, Noleen Nobleza at a vaccine clinic set up in the parking lot of CalOptima in Orange, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 that more than 80% of the people eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine in California have gotten at least one dose. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 80% of the people eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine in California have received at least one dose.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the news Tuesday at a vaccine clinic in Oakland. He said California is now among the top 10 states in vaccination rates. That's despite California having by far the largest population of any state. 

Newsom said vaccinations have increased steadily in recent weeks after orders requiring state workers and teachers to either get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.

Newsom faces a recall election on Sept. 14. His Republican opponents oppose his vaccine orders.

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