April 09, 2021

New data from USAFacts paints a portrait of who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19 in the US — a portrait that’s uneven, varying by state, age, sex, and race. This is just some of the data available in the new Vaccine Tracker, part of the expanded COVID-19 Data Hub at USAFacts.org.

According to USAFacts President Poppy MacDonald, “This vaccine tracker is a tool for Americans to determine how well our nation is responding to the pandemic. Our metrics show that the nation is making overall progress distributing vaccines — and that there are some clear disparities between demographics. The tracker enables users to step back and compare dozens of state vaccination efforts against one another and advocate for timely, fair and equitable distribution based on the numbers.”

USAFacts’ COVID data is updated daily. Visit USAFacts for latest numbers.

What's the nation's progress on vaccinations? (Visit charts for a detailed view)

As of April 6:

  •     At least 107,515,428 people (32% of the population) received at least one dose.
  •     Overall, 58,215,702 people (17% of the population) are fully vaccinated.
  •     207,891,395 doses have been distributed in the US, with 167,187,795 of them (or 80%) used.

COVID-19 vaccinations differ by sex (Visit charts for a detailed view)

  •     More females are getting vaccinated than males (females: first dose 34%/ fully vaccinated 20%; males: first dose 28%/ fully vaccinated 15%).

What percentage of people in each age range received the vaccine? (Visit charts for a detailed view)

  •     The current data shows that the older an American is, the more likely they are to be vaccinated.

What percentage of people by race/ethnic group received the vaccine? (Visit charts for a detailed view)

The CDC has race or ethnic information for 53% of people who received at least one dose and 53% of fully vaccinated people. The chart below reveals a paucity of race data — there are hurdles in collecting these metrics, including inconsistent collection of race and ethnicity information at the time of vaccination and jurisdictional policies/laws that don’t allow for demographic data reporting. Despite these gaps, USAFacts is able to provide a portrait for millions of vaccinated Americans, and it reveals vaccination disparities by race.

  •     Black people made up 12.1% of the workforce in 2020, but they comprised 25.3% of vaccine-prioritized healthcare occupations. And while Hispanic people made up 17.6% of the workforce, they made up 43% of workers in farming, fishing, and forestry, jobs many states prioritized for the vaccine.
  •     Despite this, and the fact that Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than white Americans to have many of the health conditions that permit early vaccination, the share of vaccinated Black and Hispanic people in the population lags behind.
  •     The majority of vaccinated people identify as American Indians/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiple/other.


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