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More Than 159 Million Shots Given: Covid-19 Tracker

12 Feb, 2021

The biggest vaccination campaign in history is underway. More than 159 million doses have been administered across 76 countries, according to data collected by Bloomberg. The latest rate was roughly 5.80 million doses a day.

In the U.S., more Americans have now received at least one dose than have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. So far, 48 million doses have been given, according to a state-by-state tally. In the last week, an average of 1.62 million doses per day were administered. 

Vaccines Across America

Across the U.S., 14.6 doses have been administered for every 100 people, and 70% of the shots delivered to states have been administered. 

The first stage of the U.S. rollout fell short of federal projections as vaccinations proceeded unevenly across the states. After focusing first on  hospitals and other institutional health-care settings, the next phase of vaccinations will draw more on pharmacies and health clinics—places where vaccines are more traditionally administered—and will broaden the pool of people eligible to get the shots. Some states are turning sport stadiums and theme parks into mass vaccination centers.

The Path to Immunity in the U.S.

In the U.S., the latest vaccination rate is 1,621,693 doses per day, on average. At this rate, it will take an estimated 9 months to cover 75% of the population with a two-dose vaccine.
In an effort to speed up vaccinations after the rocky start, the U.S. government on Jan. 12 began encouraging states to start immunizing all residents 65 and older, along with those ages 16 and older with certain medical conditions. The directive would open vaccinations up to more than a third of the U.S. population. The Biden administration has said that it’s working to expand the supply of vaccines to help meet that goal.

How State Vaccinations Stack Up

Alaska leads all states with 22.9 doses administered per 100 people. Distribution of  Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine,  as well as Moderna’s shot is directed by the federal government. Both vaccines require two doses taken several weeks apart. So far, 35.7 million have received at least one dose. At least 11.9 million people have completed the two-dose vaccination regimen.

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