It is easier than ever right now to get your COVID-19 vaccination.

We have pretty much done a 180 from when the vaccine process began. When we started out supplies were limited as were appointments. Now, anyone 16 and older can walk into state and country-run vaccination sites to get their shots, according to a News 10 report. In fact, where there was once a shortage of vaccine doses there is now a surplus and not enough arms for shots to go into. Albany Country Executive Dan McCoy told News 10 vaccine supply is now exceeding the demand for shots.

The bolstered vaccine supply along with promising new therapeutics all point to huge progress when it comes to winning the war versus COVID. Maybe after what has been the longest year ever for all of us, we are about to embark on the best summer ever? It's time to catch up on everything we missed out on last summer!

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.


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