States Receive Most COVID-19 Vaccines From Federal Government – 24/7 Wall St.


It has now been 45 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent to states, launching the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of October 24, 503,493,015 doses of vaccine had been shipped across the country, equivalent to 153.4% ​​of the U.S. population.

While the initial vaccine distribution took longer than federal projections indicated, in recent months the United States has made great strides in the global race to deliver the vaccines – and some states are doing so. come out much better than others. In the current system, led by the White House COVID-19 response team, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sends states limited vaccine shipments along with funding and directs them to distribute the vaccine in accordance with relatively flexible federal guidelines. The vaccine distribution is based on the size of the adult population in each state, which some experts believe can create inequalities in states where a larger portion of the population is at risk.

At this point in vaccine deployment, vaccine distribution varies considerably from state to state. While the CDC has so far sent an average of 153,392.0 doses of vaccine per 100,000 Americans, Vermont has received 180,947 doses per 100,000 population – the highest number of any state. Meanwhile, Wyoming received 123,745 doses per 100,000, the lowest of any state.

The largest outlier is Wyoming, which received the fewest doses per capita and is the smallest state.

While the federal government distributes vaccines to states, it is up to state governments to administer the vaccine, which creates variations in both the percentage of vaccines given and the percentage of the population vaccinated. In New Mexico, 93.9% of vaccine doses were administered, the largest portion of all states and well above the national average of 82.2%. In West Virginia, 50.8% of vaccine doses were administered, the lowest of any state.

At this point in the deployment, the number of doses administered in Vermont equals 152.9% of the state’s population – the largest share of any state. The lowest vaccination rate is in West Virginia, where 88.6% of residents have received a dose of the vaccine. Nationally, the number of doses administered equals 126.0% of the US population.

While a majority of Americans are not vaccinated due to a lack of supplies, some have no intention of receiving a vaccine at all. According to a US Census Bureau survey, 59.2% of American adults aged 18 and older who have not yet received the vaccine likely or certainly will not receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the future. The most common reason for not wanting a vaccine was fear of possible side effects. Other commonly cited reasons include not trusting COVID-19 vaccines, not trusting the government, and planning to wait and see if it’s safe.

To determine which states receive the most vaccines from the federal government, 24/7 Wall St. looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. States were ranked based on the number of vaccines administered as of October 24 per 100,000 population. The number of vaccines was adjusted for population using one-year data from the 2019 Census Bureau American Community Survey. Data on confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of October 24 came from various state and local health departments and have been adjusted for the population using data from ACS 2019. Data on the percentage of adults who likely or certainly will not receive a COVID-19 vaccine and their reasons for not receiving one come from the Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, conducted from August 18, 2021 to August 30, 2021.

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