Vaccine Progress by State
Chances are, unless you’re a healthcare worker or living in a nursing home, you are still waiting for the opportunity to get vaccinated against the dreaded COVID-19 virus. And you might be wondering how effectively your state is managing the vaccination rollout.
You don’t have to wonder; a website is now closely tracking the total number of COVID vaccines administered, by state, and more importantly the doses administered per 100 people.
You can see the current results here: https://ourworldindata.org/us-states-vaccinations, and your first impression might be a bit of discouragement. Predictably, the states with the highest population—Texas, California, Florida, New York State— have administered the most total doses. But when you look at the percentage of the population that has been vaccinated, the numbers are still pretty low. West Virginia leads the nation with 7.49% of the population having received at least the first dose of the vaccine, followed by South Dakota (6.46%), North Dakota (6.09%), Oklahoma (5.14%), New Mexico (4.74%), Nebraska (4.71%), Montana (4.62%), New Hampshire (4.60%), Maine (4.55%), Tennessee (4.44%) , Texas (4.00%), Florida (3.97%), Kentucky (3.91%), New York state (3.89%), Indiana (3.87%), Massachusetts (3.73%) and Michigan (3.65%).
The vaccination laggards include Alabama (2.05%), Georgia (2.18%), Idaho (2.61%), Arizona (2.71%), California (2.72%), Nevada (2.72%), Mississippi (2.83%), North Carolina (2.89%) and Wisconsin (2.92%).
The charts also show the percentage of state citizens who have been fully vaccinated (received two doses), and of course the numbers are all under 1%. Finally, you can scroll down and see the number and percentage of residents receiving the vaccine administered each day, currently, in each state; Arkansas (0.86%), Alaska (0.60%) and West Virginia (0.57%) are the runaway leaders. The conclusion is that we still have a long way to go.