SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in a tweet that 70% of California adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose as of May 31.
"NEW: 70% of CA’s adult population has received at least one #COVID19 vaccine. The #CAComeback is here," Newsom's tweet said.
According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), nearly 64% of people across the state have received at least one dose. The CDPH numbers also include the people ages 12-17 that are eligible for the vaccine, which is why there is a discrepancy among their statistics and Newsom's.
In Sacramento County, at least 50% of all adults have received at least one dose.
Newsom's announcement comes less than a week after he revealed that anyone in California with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose is eligible to win up to $1.5 million in the state's "Vax for the Win" incentive program.
Any Californian aged 12 or older and has received at least one dose will be entered to win either $50,000 or $1.5 million. On Friday, June 4, 15 people will be selected to win $50,000 and another 15 will be selected on Friday, June 11. The big prize of $1.5 million will be given to 10 people on June 15.
California is currently averaging more than 160,000 doses per day.
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