Updating Charts Present US Coronavirus Vaccinations
As the death toll from COVID-19 hits staggering heights, countries are looking to deliver vaccines that could slow and eventually stop the spread of the coronavirus.
To do this successfully depends on a dizzying array of factors, from conducting massive clinical trials so that vaccines under development can be approved for the use, manufacture, and shipping of billions of doses to ensure that they last Nations are not monopolizing global supplies, and most importantly, actually getting doses into the arms of the people.
The charts and maps below will be updated to show the latest data on the launch of the largest vaccination program in history in the US and worldwide.
So far, the U.S. has fallen far short of the Trump administration’s target of 20 million vaccinations by the end of 2020.
Every state has changed in how quickly it could deliver vaccines to people. The two vaccines previously approved for emergency use in the US, which were developed by Pfizer (in collaboration with BioNTech) and Moderna, are to be administered in two doses every two weeks. Some other vaccines, which are still in the pipeline for approval, would only require one dose. Ultimately, to vaccinate everyone in the United States, between 100 and 200 doses must be given per 100 people in each state and territory – or between 330 and 660 million doses for the nation as a whole. It’s a big logistical challenge.
Vaccines are distributed to individual states by the military in roughly proportion to their population. As the map above shows, some states are administering the vaccines faster than others.
Search or navigate through this table to find out how your state or territory is responding to these important vaccine adoption measures.
The US is ahead of most other countries in introducing vaccines. But Israel is clearly the early leader, reaching a greater proportion of its population than any other nation. (The vaccination program has not yet included Palestinians in the Israel-occupied territories.) Countries in gray have either not started introducing vaccines or have not reported any data.
Search or navigate through this table to see how each nation is doing.