LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Gov. Asa Hutchinson is commemorating the 1 millionth Arkansan to be vaccinated.
In a press conference Thursday (April 22) at 11:00 a.m., Hutchinson joined the 1 millionth Arkansas to receive the vaccine, a student from Shorter College in Little Rock.
As of Wednesday (April 21), 650,339 Arkansans have been fully vaccinated, and 331,568 have received at least one of their shots.
33% of the Arkansas population has received at least one Covid-19 vaccination, according to Hutchinson. 20% of Arkansans have been fully vaccinated, ranking the state 46th in the nation.
Dr. Dillaha told our content partner KTHV that the state needs to reach 75-80 percent before herd immunity is reached.
Vaccines are now readily available across Arkansas, with the supply of the vaccine outpacing the demand.
"I want vaccines in arms so we can turn the chapter in Arkansas history and move on from this pandemic," Hutchinson said Thursday.
Hutchinson said that Arkansas is one of the top states in the nation ordering vaccines but needs to distribute the inventory better.
"That is because we have ordered well, we have the supply here, but the demand is slacking off," he said.
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