COVID-19 Vaccination Progress

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The CDC is tracking overall vaccination rates and longterm-care facilities’ vaccinations, both by State, Territory, and the former also by Federal Entity. This is a simple post using {statebins} to track change over time.

Ani Ruhil true
02-16-2021

The CDC is tracking and reporting overall vaccination rates and long-term-care facilities’ vaccinations by State, Territory, and Federal Entity. This is a simple post using {statebins} to track change over time. The data are updated daily (roughly before 08:00 PM EST) but I have yet to figure out how to scrape and automate the respective data containers. Consequently, my current approach to accumulating the data is a daily manual download followed-up by row-binding each fresh batch to the existing data-frame. The data reported here are current as of 2021-02-18.

The statebins shown below reflect the total vaccines delivered1, the total vaccines administered2, total persons receiving 1+ doses3, and the total persons receiving 2 doses4 – each as a rate (per 100,000 persons).

If you are curious about the data values, here is a table. Note that the “Rate” is essentially the total per 100,000 persons.

The data for long-term care facilities is similarly mapped and tabulated below. Here we only have access to total doses administered in long-term care facilities5, persons in long-term care facilities with 1+ doses, and persons in long-term care facilities with 2 doses.6


  1. Doses delivered for U.S. States, D.C., and Puerto Rico are cumulative counts of COVID-19 vaccine doses reported to the Federal COVID Vaccine Operation as delivered since December 14, 2020. Doses delivered to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Marianas Islands include those marked as shipped in CDC’s Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) since December 13, 2020. Doses delivered to a state or territory also include those delivered to pharmacies and the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program in the jurisdiction as reported in VTrckS. On January 20, 2021, CDC COVID Data Tracker moved from reporting doses distributed to reporting doses delivered for U.S. states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. On February 4, 2021, CDC COVID Data Tracker updated the terminology from “doses distributed” to “doses delivered”.↩︎

  2. Total doses administered are cumulative counts of individual COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as reported to CDC by states or territories and federal entities since December 14, 2020. Doses administered in a state or territory also include those administered in pharmacies and through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program in the jurisdiction. Doses administered are attributed to the jurisdiction in which the vaccine was administered.↩︎

  3. People receiving 1 or more doses represent the total number of people who have received at least one dose of vaccine. People receiving 2 doses represent the number of people who have received a second dose of vaccine. The number of people receiving 1 or more doses and the number of people receiving 2 doses were determined based on information reported to CDC by state, territorial, and local public health agencies, and federal entities on dose number, administration date, recipient ID, and date of submission. Because the method used to determine dose numbers needs to be applied across multiple jurisdictions with different reporting practices, CDC’s dose number estimates might differ from those reported by jurisdictions and federal entities. A dose number was determined for nearly all reported doses administered but, because there are some missing data for dose number, the sum of people receiving 1 or more doses and people receiving 2 doses will not exactly equal the total doses administered. People receiving doses are attributed to the jurisdiction in which the vaccine was administered.↩︎

  4. Rates per 100,000 represent the rate of total doses delivered, the rate of total doses administered, the rate of people receiving 1 or more doses, and the rate of people receiving 2 doses per 100,000. The total population estimate is used as the denominator to calculate rates for total doses administered, people receiving 1 or more doses, and people receiving 2 doses. The rate per 100,000 of the total population metric is calculated among the entire population (i.e., all ages). These metrics use the US Census Bureau Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States and Puerto Rico, 2019 population. 2018 U.S. Census Bureau population estimates and estimates from the CIA World Factbook are used for American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, Marshall Islands, and US Virgin Islands. Emergency Use Authorization has been granted for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine among persons aged 16 and older and use of the Moderna vaccine among persons aged 18 and older. Therefore, vaccine use is limited among those under age 18, which represents approximately 22% of the U.S. population. Jurisdictions may use more targeted population counts for the denominators in their rate calculations (i.e., persons over 18 or over 16 years old), which would result in values different than those reported on the CDC COVID Tracker. In some limited circumstances, people might receive vaccinations outside of their state or territory of residency. These rates currently account for vaccinations occurring in the jurisdiction where the vaccination was administered.↩︎

  5. Total doses administered are cumulative counts of individual COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to residents and staff in long-term care facilities participating in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care (LTC) Program as reported to CDC by pharmacy partners.↩︎

  6. People receiving 1 or more doses represent the total number of people who have received at least one dose of vaccine. People receiving 2 doses represent the number of people who have also received a second dose of vaccine. The number of people receiving 1 or more doses and the number of people receiving 2 doses were determined based on information reported to CDC by pharmacy partners on dose number, administration date, recipient ID, and date of submission. A dose number was determined for nearly all reported doses administered but, because there are some missing data for dose number, the sum of people receiving 1 or more doses and people receiving 2 doses will not exactly equal the total doses administered. Staff and resident vaccinations were determined based on administration type information received by CDC from pharmacy partners. Not all vaccine doses could be categorized as being administered to LTC staff or residents. Overall numbers of doses administered, people receiving 1 or more doses, and people receiving 2 doses include all vaccinations through the program, including those for which staff/resident status was not reported.↩︎

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Ruhil (2021, Feb. 16). From an Attican Hollow ...: COVID-19 Vaccination Progress. Retrieved from https://aniruhil.org/posts/2021-02-14-covid-19-vaccination-progress/

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@misc{ruhil2021covid-19,
  author = {Ruhil, Ani},
  title = {From an Attican Hollow ...: COVID-19 Vaccination Progress},
  url = {https://aniruhil.org/posts/2021-02-14-covid-19-vaccination-progress/},
  year = {2021}
}