Birmingham, Ala. – Americans across the country celebrated Independence Day, but dozens of states didn’t meet President Biden’s Fourth of July vaccine goal. Biden aimed to have 70% of Americans receive one vaccine shot or more by the Fourth of July. However, more than 30 states didn’t meet that goal, and Mississippi and Alabama are at the bottom of the list. Before the holiday, Alabama had the second lowest vaccination rate in the United States right behind Mississippi, which had the lowest partial vaccination rate at about 46%. Sheila Malloy, who has lived in Alabama for decades, got vaccinated as soon as it was available for her in April.
Sheila Malloy outside of her home in Birmingham, Alabama. (Jayla Whitfield/Fox News)