You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

COVID-19: Over 14.6 Million Vaccines Have Been Distributed to Georgia. This is How Many the State Has Actually Given Out

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 10/8/2021 Evan Comen

© Provided by 24/7 Wall St. It has now been 42 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 October 6, 480,427,985 doses of the vaccine have been sent out across the country -- equivalent to 146.4% 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 Georgia, 74.0% of allocated vaccines have been administered to residents as of October 6, lower than the national average of 83.0% and the fifth smallest share of all states.

The administered doses amount to 102.2% of the state population, lower than the 121.5% national figure and the 10th smallest 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, 59.2% 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 Georgia, 41.5% 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 smallest 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 not trusting COVID-19 vaccines, that they were planning to wait and see if it is safe, and not trusting the government.

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 October 6. Data on confirmed COVID-19 cases as of October 6 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 August 18, 2021 to August 30, 2021.

These are all the counties in Georgia 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 West Virginia 3,010,965 1,562,038 51.9% 87.2% 13,701
49 Alabama 6,757,960 4,594,736 68.0% 93.7% 16,377
48 Idaho 2,250,890 1,596,605 70.9% 89.3% 14,631
47 Mississippi 3,857,805 2,824,472 73.2% 94.9% 16,522
46 Georgia 14,672,245 10,855,401 74.0% 102.2% 14,974
45 Arkansas 4,122,520 3,066,728 74.4% 101.6% 16,511
44 Alaska 1,079,085 805,975 74.7% 110.2% 15,452
43 South Carolina 6,964,435 5,360,992 77.0% 104.1% 16,824
42 Texas 42,177,385 32,758,035 77.7% 113.0% 14,042
41 Delaware 1,565,475 1,222,765 78.1% 125.6% 13,862
40 Wyoming 678,515 530,245 78.1% 91.6% 15,892
39 Oregon 6,781,375 5,308,427 78.3% 125.9% 7,942
38 Louisiana 5,853,400 4,596,693 78.5% 98.9% 15,996
37 Michigan 13,659,110 10,812,759 79.2% 108.3% 11,708
36 North Carolina 14,538,370 11,577,914 79.6% 110.4% 13,452
35 Kansas 3,922,855 3,130,664 79.8% 107.5% 14,180
34 Maryland 10,102,830 8,073,917 79.9% 133.5% 8,899
33 South Dakota 1,211,955 970,006 80.0% 109.6% 16,485
32 Hawaii 2,356,920 1,898,653 80.6% 134.1% 5,500
31 North Dakota 938,850 756,373 80.6% 99.3% 17,705
30 Tennessee 8,676,360 7,002,461 80.7% 102.5% 18,128
29 Montana 1,370,835 1,107,577 80.8% 103.6% 14,360
28 Ohio 15,176,975 12,267,806 80.8% 105.0% 12,267
27 Missouri 7,894,885 6,407,070 81.2% 104.4% 13,463
26 Indiana 8,426,220 6,851,412 81.3% 101.8% 14,439
25 Iowa 4,299,445 3,506,615 81.6% 111.1% 14,545
24 Florida 33,220,275 27,183,658 81.8% 126.6% 16,717
23 New Hampshire 2,159,400 1,778,335 82.4% 130.8% 8,976
22 New Jersey 14,114,065 11,676,454 82.7% 131.5% 13,070
21 Arizona 10,006,630 8,327,793 83.2% 114.4% 15,175
20 Oklahoma 5,067,900 4,222,148 83.3% 106.7% 15,662
19 Pennsylvania 19,501,805 16,428,388 84.2% 128.3% 11,321
18 Washington 11,527,415 9,747,714 84.6% 128.0% 8,770
17 Maine 2,170,380 1,841,841 84.9% 137.0% 6,871
16 Nevada 4,056,360 3,447,775 85.0% 111.9% 13,772
15 Minnesota 7,923,240 6,747,635 85.2% 119.6% 12,737
14 Nebraska 2,588,370 2,204,976 85.2% 114.0% 13,907
13 Virginia 12,884,195 11,046,179 85.7% 129.4% 10,292
12 Utah 4,066,240 3,486,293 85.7% 108.7% 16,017
11 Vermont 1,061,750 910,922 85.8% 146.0% 5,119
10 Kentucky 5,847,815 5,020,995 85.9% 112.4% 15,677
9 Illinois 18,049,065 15,515,916 86.0% 122.4% 12,926
8 Rhode Island 1,708,145 1,482,772 86.8% 140.0% 16,364
7 California 59,085,375 51,335,279 86.9% 129.9% 11,958
6 New York 29,871,485 26,251,120 87.9% 134.9% 12,568
5 Colorado 8,262,245 7,273,165 88.0% 126.3% 11,785
4 Connecticut 5,701,935 5,113,156 89.7% 143.4% 10,999
3 Massachusetts 11,055,410 9,914,040 89.7% 143.8% 11,853
2 Wisconsin 7,549,885 6,894,275 91.3% 118.4% 14,096
1 New Mexico 2,964,635 2,820,241 95.1% 134.5% 12,189

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from 247wallst

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon