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COVID-19: Over 5.0 Million Vaccines Have Been Distributed to Connecticut. This is How Many the State Has Actually Given Out

It has now been 34 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 August 11, 409,566,315 doses of the vaccine have been sent out across the country — equivalent to 124.8% 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 Connecticut, 92.5% of allocated vaccines have been administered to residents as of August 11, greater than the national average of 86.2% and the third largest share of all states.

The administered doses amount to 130.7% of the state population, greater than the 107.6% national figure and the third 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, 45.8% 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 Connecticut, 57.7% 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 second largest 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 not knowing if the vaccine will work.

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 August 11. Data on confirmed COVID-19 cases as of August 11 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 June 23, 2021 to July 5, 2021.

These are all the counties in Connecticut 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 5,389,260 3,733,090 69.3% 76.1% 12,561
49 West Virginia 2,040,355 1,493,244 73.2% 83.3% 9,497
48 Mississippi 3,021,865 2,255,050 74.6% 75.8% 12,383
47 Georgia 12,071,265 9,207,769 76.3% 86.7% 11,533
46 Idaho 1,782,040 1,395,871 78.3% 78.1% 11,473
45 South Carolina 5,740,585 4,516,350 78.7% 87.7% 12,492
44 Arkansas 3,234,290 2,570,239 79.5% 85.2% 13,429
43 North Carolina 12,428,530 9,927,720 79.9% 94.7% 10,364
42 Alaska 874,135 705,607 80.7% 96.5% 10,260
41 Michigan 12,228,820 9,919,802 81.1% 99.3% 10,230
40 Delaware 1,359,035 1,109,125 81.6% 113.9% 11,601
39 Texas 34,561,825 28,227,060 81.7% 97.3% 11,131
38 Louisiana 4,667,810 3,820,920 81.9% 82.2% 12,701
37 Oregon 5,866,265 4,805,974 81.9% 113.9% 5,456
36 Maryland 8,920,450 7,332,834 82.2% 121.3% 7,860
35 Arizona 8,747,550 7,243,338 82.8% 99.5% 13,028
34 Kansas 3,339,155 2,766,763 82.9% 95.0% 11,746
33 Oklahoma 4,298,000 3,566,215 83.0% 90.1% 12,670
32 Missouri 6,765,145 5,627,432 83.2% 91.7% 11,492
31 New Hampshire 1,932,240 1,612,006 83.4% 118.6% 7,510
30 Wyoming 538,665 455,423 84.5% 78.7% 11,581
29 Florida 27,495,755 23,295,831 84.7% 108.5% 12,953
28 Tennessee 6,951,050 5,915,159 85.1% 86.6% 13,523
27 South Dakota 1,015,515 866,769 85.4% 98.0% 14,197
26 Rhode Island 1,578,205 1,348,833 85.5% 127.3% 14,709
25 Montana 1,150,655 987,173 85.8% 92.4% 11,066
24 New Jersey 12,302,125 10,566,222 85.9% 119.0% 11,822
23 Indiana 7,189,680 6,179,127 85.9% 91.8% 11,679
22 Ohio 13,090,805 11,253,284 86.0% 96.3% 9,783
21 Hawaii 2,015,510 1,735,680 86.1% 122.6% 3,181
20 Maine 1,945,320 1,690,416 86.9% 125.8% 5,331
19 Iowa 3,665,385 3,193,184 87.1% 101.2% 12,220
18 North Dakota 765,470 672,252 87.8% 88.2% 14,770
17 Illinois 15,685,075 13,918,406 88.7% 109.8% 11,397
16 California 51,879,625 46,089,472 88.8% 116.6% 10,423
15 Kentucky 4,819,555 4,301,981 89.3% 96.3% 11,197
14 Nebraska 2,217,380 1,980,288 89.3% 102.4% 11,989
13 Nevada 3,408,320 3,046,186 89.4% 98.9% 11,901
12 Virginia 11,028,775 9,863,049 89.4% 115.6% 8,331
11 Pennsylvania 16,586,075 14,839,806 89.5% 115.9% 9,670
10 Colorado 7,343,355 6,577,649 89.6% 114.2% 10,149
9 Utah 3,437,120 3,092,195 90.0% 96.5% 13,740
8 Minnesota 6,826,300 6,175,256 90.5% 109.5% 10,974
7 Massachusetts 10,141,180 9,243,823 91.2% 134.1% 10,577
6 New York 25,577,155 23,410,994 91.5% 120.3% 11,203
5 Vermont 955,460 879,920 92.1% 141.0% 3,837
4 Washington 9,892,835 9,134,591 92.3% 120.0% 6,505
3 Connecticut 5,039,745 4,661,382 92.5% 130.7% 10,079
2 Wisconsin 6,539,905 6,251,863 95.6% 107.4% 11,984
1 New Mexico 2,507,505 2,531,528 99.9% 120.7% 10,258

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