Now that we are more than halfway through 2021 and multiple COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and recommended by the CDC, we are able to get a good idea about how widespread and effective COVID vaccine distribution has been. This article provides an overview of the factors surrounding COVID vaccine distribution and answers key questions surrounding the topic, such as:
- What is the current level of COVID vaccine distribution across the U.S.?
- How many people have been vaccinated?
- Where can I find a reliable vaccine tracker to stay up-to-date on current COVID vaccination data?
COVID Vaccine Distribution vs. COVID Vaccine Administration
When looking at COVID vaccine distribution, it’s important to note the distinction between vaccine distribution and vaccine administration. According to the CDC:
- Distribution refers to the number of doses that a state has received.
- Administration refers to the number of doses that a state has given to its residents.
How Many People Have Been Vaccinated?
The CDC provides an overview of nationwide COVID vaccination statistics. As of July 2021, more than 390 million doses have been distributed and roughly 340 million doses have been administered.
However, since some vaccines require two doses, as of July 2021, slightly more than 160 million individuals are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which translates to nearly 50% of the population.
Click here to see the frequently-updated CDC data regarding vaccinations in the United States.
Click here to see international COVID-19 vaccination data.
COVID Vaccine Distribution by State
The CDC provides a state-by-state overview of COVID vaccine distribution and administration. To see how your state ranks in COVID vaccination statistics versus other states, click here to view a resource from Becker’s Hospital Review, which is frequently updated using data from the CDC.
Stay Informed with These Helpful COVID Vaccine Trackers
Click here to view official COVID vaccine tracking data from the CDC.
Click here to view a variety of COVID vaccine tracker statistics from the Mayo Clinic, including breakdowns by age group, location, and more.
Click here to view a graph from the CDC displaying the daily count of total vaccine doses administered in the U.S. Note that because some vaccines require two doses, this graph is not identical to the number of people who become fully vaccinated every day.
Click here to view data from COVID ActNow, a non-profit aimed at providing comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand, COVID statistics to the public.
How Communities Can Continue to Stay Safe Against COVID-19
If your community has adequate COVID vaccine distribution, you may be able to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to read common questions and answers from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
Even after you become fully vaccinated, please be sure to follow CDC recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals to keep you and your community safe.
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