COVID-19 vaccines are distributed across the United States and its territories. Three vaccines – one made by Pfizer-BioNTech, one from Moderna and one from Johnson & Johnson – have been cleared for emergency use and are part of the widespread distribution process. The first blows were given on December 14.
When will everyone be vaccinated?
Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said he believes the proportion of people who need to be vaccinated for the United States to achieve collective immunity is “between 70 and 90 percent.” At the current rate of vaccine delivery, it will take a few more months to reach this range.
Children under 18 make up about 22% of the U.S. population, but no vaccines have been licensed for children under 16. Of the three vaccines licensed in the United States, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one available for 16 and 17 year olds.
Map: how many people have been vaccinated in each state
States have prioritized populations at risk of being vaccinated first, including medical staff, people living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, essential workers, the elderly and people with health conditions that put them at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID. 19.
Eligibility for vaccines is expanding. On April 6, Biden announced that all adults in the United States will be eligible by April 19. The White House has said there will be enough vaccines to cover all American adults by the end of May, although it will take longer to administer these vaccines.
Map: how many people were vaccinated in each county
County-level data is more accurate in states that report county of residence to the CDC for a high percentage of people vaccinated. In states that report county of residence at a lower rate, the counties’ vaccination rates may appear lower than they actually are.
For this reason, data is not presented for states that included a county of residence for less than 80% of those vaccinated there. Some states, such as Texas and Hawaii, do not report county-level information to the CDC.
Data: Percentage of people who received a COVID-19 vaccine and how many vaccines are left
More than 30.8 million in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since January 2020, and more than 556,000 have died from the virus. More than 100 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
How many people received vaccines distributed and administered by federal agencies
Some federal agencies manage their own distribution and immunization processes outside of state governments. Statistics from these agencies are included in the national data.
Graph: How many vaccines from each vaccine manufacturer have been administered?
The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines require two doses, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose for the recipient to be fully immunized. For Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, a second vaccine should be administered approximately three or four weeks after the first, depending on the vaccine administered.
The populations used for the calculations for the U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are from the 2019 state population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The populations used for the other territories and the calculations of the associated island states come from the World Bank.
The share of dispensed doses used in each state or territory is calculated by dividing the number of doses administered in that state or territory by the number of doses dispensed in that state or territory. The percentage of people vaccinated in each state, territory or county is calculated by dividing the number of residents of that state, territory or county who have been vaccinated by the population of that state, territory or county.
Due to reporting delays and other factors, the above CDC data may differ from state and territory reports and dashboards. For more information, see the footnotes on the CDC website.
Contribution: Mitchell Thorson, Mike Stucka and Shawn Sullivan
On February 19 and 20, the CDC reported an incorrect number of national doses delivered because deliveries to federal entities were inadvertently double counted. On March 4, the CDC removed 98,475 doses from the total doses issued by Maryland because it was determined that the doses, although administered at state facilities, were not intended to immunize people in or around Maryland. On March 5, the CDC removed 239,900 doses from the total doses issued in Pennsylvania and 91,950 doses from the total doses issued in Virginia, as it was determined that the doses, although administered at federal facilities in those states, were not intended to immunize the people who lived there. As of February 20, Connecticut’s first doses were slightly overestimated and the second doses slightly undercounted. The CDC corrected Connecticut’s dose-counting errors on March 13.
Corrections and Clarifications: Due to a change in CDC reporting, January 15-16 this page displays the number of total vaccine doses administered as a share of the population, instead of the number of first doses administered. We fixed the error.
From February 22 to 25, a footnote incorrectly described the metric used to calculate the percentage of people vaccinated in each state or territory. We fixed the error.