Special Report

COVID-19: Over 15.3 Million Vaccines Have Been Distributed to Pennsylvania. This is How Many the State Has Actually Given Out

It has now been 26 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent out to states, kicking off the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of June 16, 375,186,675 doses of the vaccine have been sent out across the country — equivalent to 114.3% of the U.S. population.

While the initial distribution of the vaccine took longer than federal projections had indicated, in recent months the U.S. has made great leaps in the worldwide race to administer vaccinations — and some states are faring far better than others. Under the current system, led by the White House COVID-19 Response Team, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sends states limited shipments of the vaccine as well as funding and tasks them with distributing the vaccine in accordance with relatively loose federal guidelines.

Each state has developed its own rollout plan, prioritizing different age groups and classes of essential workers. The mix of policies and logistical challenges across the country has led to wide variations across states in both the percentage of vaccines that have been administered and the percentage of the population that has been vaccinated.

In Pennsylvania, 86.8% of allocated vaccines have been administered to residents as of June 16, greater than the national average of 83.4% and the 13th largest share of all states.

The administered vaccines amount to 104.4% of the state population, greater than the 95.3% national figure and the 13th largest share of all states.

While a majority of Americans remain unvaccinated due to a lack of supply, there are some who have no plans to receive a vaccine at all. According to a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, 44.6% of U.S. adults 18 and over who have not yet received the vaccine will either probably not or definitely not get a COVID-19 vaccine in the future. In Pennsylvania, 35.4% of adults who have not yet received the vaccine report that they will probably not or definitely not get a vaccine in the future, the fifth smallest share of any state. The most common reason cited for not wanting a vaccine is being concerned about possible side effects. Other commonly cited reasons include that they were planning to wait and see if it is safe, not trusting COVID-19 vaccines, and believing they don’t need a vaccine.

To determine how states are doing with the vaccine rollout, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. States were ranked based on the number of vaccines administered within a state as a percentage of the number of vaccines distributed to that state by the federal government as of June 16. Data on confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 16 came from various state and local health departments and were adjusted for population using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey. Data on the percentage of adults who probably or definitely will not get a COVID-19 vaccine and their reasons for not getting one came from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, conducted from May 12, 2021 to May 24, 2021.

These are all the counties in Pennsylvania where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

Rank State Vaccines distributed from federal gov’t Vaccines administered in state Pct. of vaccines administered Vaccines administered as % of pop. COVID-19 cases per 100,000
50 Alabama 4,692,070 3,141,802 67.0% 64.1% 11,180
49 Mississippi 2,623,625 1,844,191 70.3% 62.0% 10,733
48 Georgia 10,966,325 7,939,269 72.4% 74.8% 10,632
47 North Carolina 11,532,520 8,440,240 73.2% 80.5% 9,620
46 West Virginia 1,871,625 1,371,253 73.3% 76.5% 9,103
45 South Carolina 5,198,355 3,979,592 76.6% 77.3% 11,568
44 Arkansas 2,803,630 2,161,876 77.1% 71.6% 11,401
43 Alaska 822,845 634,868 77.2% 86.8% 9,280
42 Idaho 1,645,205 1,284,938 78.1% 71.9% 10,841
41 Arizona 7,951,295 6,237,009 78.4% 85.7% 12,188
40 Delaware 1,258,695 990,487 78.7% 101.7% 11,233
39 Oregon 5,555,275 4,371,768 78.7% 103.7% 4,864
38 Texas 31,200,615 24,558,568 78.7% 84.7% 10,235
37 Oklahoma 3,968,045 3,126,963 78.8% 79.0% 11,497
36 Maryland 8,305,030 6,587,564 79.3% 109.0% 7,632
35 Kansas 3,034,935 2,413,573 79.5% 82.8% 10,847
34 Michigan 11,450,790 9,109,576 79.6% 91.2% 9,987
33 Wyoming 510,585 410,138 80.3% 70.9% 10,580
32 Missouri 6,014,395 4,886,829 81.3% 79.6% 9,888
31 Louisiana 3,983,850 3,237,207 81.3% 69.6% 10,237
30 Indiana 6,593,130 5,383,210 81.6% 80.0% 11,134
29 Tennessee 6,210,510 5,088,740 81.9% 74.5% 12,673
28 Florida 24,344,495 19,995,214 82.1% 93.1% 10,736
27 Rhode Island 1,492,595 1,226,183 82.2% 115.7% 14,374
26 Montana 1,095,905 907,825 82.8% 84.9% 10,559
25 New Hampshire 1,786,515 1,486,923 83.2% 109.4% 7,291
24 South Dakota 948,305 799,876 84.3% 90.4% 14,057
23 California 48,326,170 40,901,003 84.6% 103.5% 9,357
22 Ohio 12,216,915 10,357,195 84.8% 88.6% 9,472
21 Illinois 14,440,975 12,332,481 85.4% 97.3% 10,952
20 Hawaii 1,915,590 1,645,413 85.9% 116.2% 2,526
19 Maine 1,818,640 1,562,730 85.9% 116.3% 5,106
18 New Jersey 11,308,045 9,728,973 86.0% 109.5% 11,481
17 Utah 3,178,230 2,736,346 86.1% 85.4% 12,780
16 Nebraska 2,053,380 1,770,036 86.2% 91.5% 11,574
15 Colorado 6,905,280 5,957,784 86.3% 103.5% 9,574
14 Iowa 3,403,315 2,952,798 86.8% 93.6% 11,811
13 Pennsylvania 15,396,195 13,366,581 86.8% 104.4% 9,441
12 Kentucky 4,392,565 3,830,698 87.2% 85.7% 10,351
11 Virginia 10,162,945 8,905,182 87.6% 104.3% 7,943
10 Minnesota 6,448,490 5,674,739 88.0% 100.6% 10,708
9 Washington 9,212,310 8,156,166 88.5% 107.1% 5,840
8 Nevada 2,990,680 2,649,807 88.6% 86.0% 10,635
7 Massachusetts 9,581,900 8,509,530 88.8% 123.5% 10,286
6 North Dakota 707,820 629,653 89.0% 82.6% 14,497
5 New York 23,414,745 20,912,179 89.3% 107.5% 10,836
4 Vermont 908,500 827,969 91.1% 132.7% 3,899
3 Connecticut 4,649,255 4,261,077 91.7% 119.5% 9,774
2 Wisconsin 6,032,885 5,694,640 94.4% 97.8% 11,615
1 New Mexico 2,329,355 2,252,892 96.7% 107.4% 9,742