The APM Research Lab continues to provide weekly updates on vaccine distribution and administration, as well as a projected timeline of how soon each state would be able to reach herd immunity from the deadly virus. As part of their acclaimed Color of Coronavirus project, the APM Research Lab will continue to provide updates regarding vaccination rates amongst racial groups to help guide policy and community responses to the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had across racial and ethnic groups.
News on the COVID-19 vaccination front in the U.S. has been predominantly good for the past couple weeks. Federal goals have been met, vaccination eligibility continues to expand, and last week a clinical trial found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is extremely effective in children ages 12 to 15.
See how many vaccinations the federal government has distributed across the 50 states, how quickly each state is vaccinating their population, how far each state remains from herd immunity and more on their website.
Based on the limited available data, Black and Latino Americans—who have experienced among the highest age-adjusted mortality rates during the COVID-19 pandemic—still appear least likely to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far.
Indigenous Americans’ second-highest vaccination rate and continued steady improvement is heartening news. As reported in our previous work regarding race and COVID-19, Indigenous Americans have seen the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 of any racial and ethnic group. This faster rate of vaccination may be due to the fact that tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations were given the opportunity to choose whether they received the vaccine through the Indian Health Service (IHS) or their respective states.
Explore states’ vaccination data by racial and ethnic group at their website. Follow updates to this project on social media using #InoculationNation