More than 48.4 million Americans have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine by Saturday. Approximately 49% of the US population has received two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna drug, which means they are now fully vaccinated.
The results are encouraging, as the vaccination drive has accelerated. The Biden Administration plans to vaccinate each and every individual across the country by July. After the vaccines were made available late last year, the United States saw a slow start to the vaccination process, but it has sped up in the last two weeks, and currently, it is averaging over 1.5 million vaccinations per day as reported by the federal government.
The vaccines are provided by the federal government. Now, it is the responsibility of the state government to ensure the immunization of their residents. Therefore, it varies from state to state depending upon the distribution systems, regional attributes,and eligibility rules and regulations.
For now, Alaska tops the charts in vaccine distribution, as approximately 29.5% of its citizens have received at least one shot of either Moderna or Pfizer. Next on the list are New Mexico and South Dakota, where the health providers have been extra efficient in vaccinating their citizens to combat the deadly virus.
Texas, which was doing exceptionally well in vaccinating its citizens, suffered a setback because of a deadly winter storm last week, causing the immunization figures to fall down by at least two-thirds.
Georgia has managed to vaccinate only 15.5% of its population. The governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp has pledged to open more clinics to increase the capacity of vaccinating adults on a daily basis.
Washington D.C surprisingly sits at the bottom of the list, with a mere 13.8% vaccination rate. The state’s administration has claimed that they are planning to expand the vaccination facilities dramatically to improve the rate in upcoming weeks.
The coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is waiting for approval, which means there will be three vaccines available to the U.S population. This will further boost the vaccinating capacity of the country. It is important to note that unlike Moderna and Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson vaccine needs only one shot making it easier to administer.