Amid virus surge, rising vaccination rates offer hope

Published: Sep. 5, 2021 at 2:48 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s improving COVID-19 vaccination rates are offering a glimmer of hope to medical officials as the state continues to see a crush of virus patients in hospitals.

State Health Officer Scott Harris said the state continues to be in a difficult place with near-record level hospitalizations and a record number of virus patients in intensive care. But he said they are encouraged by the recent uptick in vaccinations.