President Joe Biden has made it very clear that one of his top priorities is to accelerate the adoption of COVID vaccines in the US he typed Former FDA chief David Kessler is said to be leading the effort. Where is America’s COVID vaccine drive as they step into their role?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 4.8% of the U.S. population had received at least one dose of vaccine by Jan. 19, down from 2.8% a week ago. Of the 31.2 million shots distributed, around 15.7 million shots were fired. Just over two million people received both doses of the vaccine.
Of the states, Alaska has reached the largest percentage of its population with the vaccine, with 7.6% of citizens receiving at least one dose. West Virginia, last week’s leader, was the only other state where more than 7% of the population received at least one dose of vaccine.
Alabama, Georgia, and Nevada have the lowest rates, with less than 3% of the population each having received a dose of any of the COVID vaccines. Alabama, the state that hit the lowest percentage of the population when it was first introduced, has only given 29% of the vaccine doses received.
Most of the vaccines to date have been administered to their residents by states; Only 1.7 million doses were administered to Americans in long-term care facilities through federal pharmacy partnerships such as CVS and Walgreens.
SHARE WITH THE POPULATION WHO RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE SHOT
|State or territory||Share vaccinated|
|District of Columbia||5.6%|
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