COVID-19 Vaccine Progress by State

January 16, 2021

Bob Veres

Health, Lifestyle, News


COVID-19 Vaccine

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 COVID-19 vaccine progress, including the total number of vaccines administered by state, and more importantly the doses administered per 100 people.

You can see the current results here:, 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 on the current standing of our COVID-19 vaccine progress is that we still have a long way to go.

Source: – Find out how many COVID-19 vaccines have been administered and see the state-by-state distribution rates, updated daily. 

Post by Bob Veres

Bob Veres, a Financial Planning columnist in San Diego, is publisher of Inside Information, an information service for financial advisors.

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