States that have vaccinated the most residents

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April 27, 2021
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States that have vaccinated the most residents

President Joe Biden had lofty vaccination goals when he entered office: Deliver 100 million doses of the vaccine in his first 100 days. By January 26, he doubled that commitment to 200 million doses. And as of April 22, 2021, day 92, that goal was reached.

Alexander Hamilton wouldn’t throw away his shot, but some Americans are. All Americans 16 and older became eligible for the vaccine as of April 19, and while some states are creeping toward a third of the population fully vaccinated, others are lagging below a quarter. Stacker used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID Data Tracker to rank all 50 states and Washington D.C. based on the share of their populations that have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Data are as of April 13, 2021.

The values reflect vaccine patients’ state of residence, not where they received a vaccine. Differences in state vaccination rates can be due to a number of factors. Earlier this year, supply of the vaccine itself was a limiting factor; more recently, hesitancy among residents seems to be the biggest barrier. Here’s how each state has been faring now that vaccinations are open to all Americans.

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#51. Mississippi

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 28.1% (835,329)
- Population fully vaccinated: 19.4% (576,869)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 261,413
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 274,951
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 40,486
- Seniors vaccinated: 69.1% have at least one dose, 55.8% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.4 million (46 per 100 residents)

Mississippi has been showing resistance to public health measures all pandemic. In July 2020, about one in six lawmakers tested positive for the virus after consistently meeting within the legislature without masks.

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#50. Alabama

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 28.7% (1.4 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 17.2% (844,353)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 391,739
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 381,521
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 71,050
- Seniors vaccinated: 68.9% have at least one dose, 50.2% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 2.1 million (43 per 100 residents)

Vaccine demand is low in Alabama, with many vaccination sites reporting they’re operating well under capacity. They’ve been vying with Mississippi for the bottom slot since at least March.

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#49. Louisiana

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 29.9% (1.4 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 21.2% (985,901)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 511,193
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 391,691
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 82,556
- Seniors vaccinated: 72.6% have at least one dose, 62.9% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 2.3 million (50 per 100 residents)

Louisiana also lags behind the rest of the country in COVID-19 vaccines. A majority of lawmakers have been vaccinated, though, with 68% confirming they’d received vaccines as of April 18. Just over a dozen wouldn’t even answer the question when polled by The Advocate.

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#48. Tennessee

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 30.4% (2.1 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 18.3% (1.2 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 608,781
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 538,066
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 99,904
- Seniors vaccinated: 70.4% have at least one dose, 54.9% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 3.3 million (48 per 100 residents)

Not only are many Tennesseeans resisting vaccination, lawmakers took an extra step to make sure it never becomes mandatory. On April 22, the Tennessee House passed a bill that ensures state and local governments can never require the vaccine.

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#47. Georgia

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 30.6% (3.3 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 16.4% (1.7 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 797,375
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 816,037
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 124,373
- Seniors vaccinated: 73% have at least one dose, 56.9% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 5.1 million (48 per 100 residents)

Some predominant Georgia universities are taking matters into their own hands, requiring vaccinations for students, staff, and faculty. Several other U.S. schools have announced similar requirements for the fall semester.

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#46. Idaho

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 31.1% (556,253)
- Population fully vaccinated: 21.4% (382,381)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 186,715
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 165,652
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 29,894
- Seniors vaccinated: 74.4% have at least one dose, 65.4% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 924,998 (52 per 100 residents)

Despite a lag in vaccine administration, Idaho’s average daily caseload has been steadily decreasing as of April 21. Department of Health and Welfare officials reported a dip in vaccinations after the Johnson & Johnson pause, but expect supply to soon outpace demand.

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#45. Indiana

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 31.3% (2.1 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 21% (1.4 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 719,630
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 571,492
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 118,294
- Seniors vaccinated: 75.7% have at least one dose, 66.8% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 3.4 million (51 per 100 residents)

Yet another state exhibiting widespread vaccine hesitancy, Indiana experts are worried about dwindling demand for the shots. Demand drops off significantly in younger age brackets, with just 2% of 16- to 19-year-olds vaccinated as of April 20.

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#44. Wyoming

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 31.4% (181,974)
- Population fully vaccinated: 23.2% (134,166)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 62,406
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 61,783
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 9,952
- Seniors vaccinated: 71.2% have at least one dose, 63% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 314,169 (54 per 100 residents)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported April 15 that Wyoming has some of the most vaccine-hesitant counties in the country. Up to 32% of residents in 11 different counties say they’re hesitant about getting vaccinated. Most counties across the country are closer to 8% hesitant.

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#43. Arkansas

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 31.6% (952,900)
- Population fully vaccinated: 19.1% (576,509)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 268,684
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 260,374
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 47,375
- Seniors vaccinated: 70% have at least one dose, 51.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.5 million (49 per 100 residents)

Arkansas administered its 1 millionth vaccine dose on April 22. The benchmark came three weeks after Gov. Hutchinson announced vaccinations would open to all those 16 and over while simultaneously lifting the statewide mask mandate.

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#42. Missouri

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 32% (2.0 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 21% (1.3 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 689,561
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 493,000
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 104,847
- Seniors vaccinated: 71.6% have at least one dose, 57.5% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 3.2 million (53 per 100 residents)

In Missouri, more vaccine doses were sent to rural areas than urban areas, reported KCUR-FM, yet vaccine hesitancy in those areas still resulted in a dearth of doses administered to locals. Instead, some urban residents from Kansas City and St. Louis (your author included) reported traveling long distances to get their doses when their own areas were short in supply.

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#40. South Carolina

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 32.8% (1.7 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 20.7% (1.1 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 603,744
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 376,958
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 86,976
- Seniors vaccinated: 77.4% have at least one dose, 62.4% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 2.7 million (53 per 100 residents)

After testing positive for the virus in December, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster got his first dose of the vaccine April 19. The 73-year-old became eligible for the vaccine in February.

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#40. Texas

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 32.8% (9.5 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 20.2% (5.9 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 2.9 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 2.4 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 562,885
- Seniors vaccinated: 84.5% have at least one dose, 70.6% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 15.3 million (53 per 100 residents)

Texas health officials are pushing to reach new communities; a massive vaccination clinic opened on April 22 on Texas State University’s campus in San Marcos. North Texas in particular has seen a marked drop-off in demand for the vaccine.

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#39. Utah

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 33.1% (1.1 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 17.1% (547,046)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 252,217
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 223,324
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 71,505
- Seniors vaccinated: 80.9% have at least one dose, 51.3% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.7 million (54 per 100 residents)

Utah is another state with a strong urban-rural divide in vaccine hesitancy, with Salt Lake City and surrounding areas demonstrating a greater willingness to get the vaccine. One surprising outlier is Grand County in east-central Utah, which despite a relatively high hesitancy rate, has been “going bonkers for vaccines,” Bradon Bradford, director of the Southeast Utah Health Department, told the Salt Lake City Tribune.

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#38. West Virginia

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 33.7% (603,993)
- Population fully vaccinated: 24.4% (436,584)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 218,205
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 198,973
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 19,366
- Seniors vaccinated: 68.8% have at least one dose, 59% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.0 million (58 per 100 residents)

West Virginia started strong, vaccinating around 17,000 a day in late March, but vaccination rates—and the state’s ranking on this list—have plummeted since. Gov. Jim Justice has taken to imploring residents to reconsider their hesitancy, asking in a briefing: “How many are going to die before you get vaccinated?

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#37. Nevada

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 34.1% (1.1 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 21.6% (666,537)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 340,433
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 261,500
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 64,601
- Seniors vaccinated: 73.6% have at least one dose, 59.3% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.7 million (55 per 100 residents)

Vaccination appointments are going unfilled in Nevada, reports News 4 in Reno. The state recently reported an uptick in positive COVID-19 tests after the governor increased business capacity limits to 50%.

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#36. North Carolina

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 34.3% (3.6 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 21.8% (2.3 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 1.2 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 893,768
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 202,169
- Seniors vaccinated: 74.5% have at least one dose, 62.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 5.8 million (55 per 100 residents)

As North Carolina gives out its shots, Gov. Roy Cooper says he wants to eliminate all COVID-19 restrictions by June 1. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, was quick to jump in and remind residents that this didn’t include masks.

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#35. Florida

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 35.2% (7.6 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 21.7% (4.7 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 2.2 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 1.9 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 482,921
- Seniors vaccinated: 80.3% have at least one dose, 63% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 12.2 million (57 per 100 residents)

As with other states, demand for vaccines is slowing down in Florida, despite expanding accessibility and eligibility. Some vaccination sites had trouble with inclement weather, but that can’t be blamed for much of the slow-down.

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#34. Arizona

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 35.4% (2.6 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 22.2% (1.6 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 844,498
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 662,506
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 111,286
- Seniors vaccinated: 75.5% have at least one dose, 57.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 4.2 million (58 per 100 residents)

Arizona hit the two million mark on April 22, reported the Arizona Daily Star. After vaccination rates fell across state-run vaccination sites, officials doubled down efforts to reach underserved communities.

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#32. Michigan

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 35.7% (3.6 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 23.3% (2.3 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 1.1 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 983,526
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 208,552
- Seniors vaccinated: 75.1% have at least one dose, 64.5% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 5.6 million (56 per 100 residents)

Businesses in Michigan have thought up novel ways to encourage people to get vaccinated. Some employers are offering benefits to employees who get their shots. And the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee is even offering on-site vaccines to employees—and visitors—and offering a $10 play voucher. Double JJ Resort in Rothbury is offering a similar program.

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#32. Oklahoma

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 35.7% (1.4 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 24% (951,258)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 481,960
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 407,288
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 61,990
- Seniors vaccinated: 77.6% have at least one dose, 62.1% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 2.3 million (59 per 100 residents)

The Kickapoo Tribal Health Center in McLoud, Oklahoma, offered a $25 play voucher to those who got vaccinated at clinic event. The state also opened appointments to those from out of state on April 8, thanks to increasing supply.

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#31. Ohio

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 35.8% (4.2 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 23.2% (2.7 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 1.3 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 1.2 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 251,727
- Seniors vaccinated: 75.9% have at least one dose, 65.5% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 6.8 million (58 per 100 residents)

In Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic reported that only 60% of people were actually coming back to get their second shots after receiving their first vaccine dose. Although the CDC recommends 21 days between Pfizer doses and 28 days for Moderna, up to 42 days is “permissible”—so it’s likely not too late for many Ohioans to schedule that second shot.

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#30. Oregon

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 35.9% (1.5 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 22.7% (956,243)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 456,226
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 417,560
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 82,224
- Seniors vaccinated: 76.3% have at least one dose, 59.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 2.4 million (57 per 100 residents)

Oregon started re-tightening restrictions as their “fourth wave” continued to accelerate, reported Oregon Public Broadcasting. The change comes after half the state’s counties verged into “high risk of transmission” territory, per the CDC’s risk assessments.

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#29. Kentucky

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 36.4% (1.6 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 24.1% (1.1 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 518,384
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 464,198
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 94,986
- Seniors vaccinated: 77.1% have at least one dose, 61% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 2.6 million (58 per 100 residents)

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has been urging the state’s residents to get vaccinated, even promising to lift capacity restrictions once 2.5 million have received at least their first shot. That’s more than half the state’s 4.5 million residents, or 72% of residents over 18.

[Pictured: UPS employees move one of two shipping containers containing the first shipments of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine inside a sorting facility at UPS Worldport on Dec. 13, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky.]

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#28. Montana

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 36.7% (391,890)
- Population fully vaccinated: 25.1% (268,087)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 121,015
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 128,043
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 18,984
- Seniors vaccinated: 75.2% have at least one dose, 62.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 641,916 (60 per 100 residents)

The Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana opened up a free vaccination site near the Canadian border after 98% of the Tribe’s eligible residents were already vaccinated, reported the Delta Optimist. Tribal administration, along with U.S. and Canadian governments, all approved the effort.

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#27. North Dakota

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 36.8% (280,650)
- Population fully vaccinated: 27.1% (206,741)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 100,503
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 87,752
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 18,486
- Seniors vaccinated: 79.5% have at least one dose, 68% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 496,330 (65 per 100 residents)

The Blackfeet Tribe aren’t the only ones vaccinating Canadians: North Dakota also opened up vaccinations for truck drivers crossing the border from Manitoba. It’s estimated they’ll vaccinate between 2,000 and 4,000 truckers in the program.

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#26. Washington D.C.

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 36.9% (260,750)
- Population fully vaccinated: 20.4% (144,190)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 70,387
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 52,835
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 20,945
- Seniors vaccinated: 73.4% have at least one dose, 53.1% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 466,580 (66 per 100 residents)

Washington D.C., has been struggling to reach all its residents, reports DCist. DC Health on April 26 began administering vaccines to homebound people in an effort to reach more of the elderly residents.

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#25. Hawaii

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 37.1% (524,641)
- Population fully vaccinated: 25.7% (363,486)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 202,117
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 124,514
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 18,812
- Seniors vaccinated: 67.3% have at least one dose, 52.9% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 864,171 (61 per 100 residents)

Hawaii recently announced it would lift quarantine requirements for those traveling to the state so long as they’ve been fully vaccinated. It’s the second state to enact some sort of “vaccine passport,” after New York.

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#24. Washington

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 37.6% (2.9 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 24.4% (1.9 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 942,863
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 741,286
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 175,696
- Seniors vaccinated: 82.5% have at least one dose, 70.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 4.6 million (60 per 100 residents)

On April 21, state Health Secretary Umair Shah announced a new goal: Vaccinate 90,000 Washingtonians per day. The announcement came during a rise in both cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19, especially among younger people.

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#23. Kansas

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 37.9% (1.1 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 23.2% (674,861)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 310,709
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 314,476
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 49,555
- Seniors vaccinated: 85% have at least one dose, 66.3% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.7 million (57 per 100 residents)

Falling demand in Kansas led to half of all counties to recently turn down their weekly allotment of vaccines. For six counties in the state, this will be the fourth week in a row that they’ve turned down their shipments.

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#21. Iowa

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 38.3% (1.2 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 25.5% (804,321)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 344,165
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 379,883
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 80,238
- Seniors vaccinated: 82.7% have at least one dose, 71.5% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.9 million (61 per 100 residents)

Iowa counties are also turning away vaccines, especially in the northwestern part of the state. The state has started hosting information sessions in hopes that they can answer questions, dispel myths, and lower the overall vaccine hesitancy in the population.

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#21. Nebraska

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 38.3% (741,364)
- Population fully vaccinated: 25.1% (485,529)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 238,868
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 198,905
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 47,172
- Seniors vaccinated: 81.6% have at least one dose, 70.8% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.2 million (61 per 100 residents)

A new clinical trial is underway in Nebraska for a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine that developers hope will offer more protection with fewer side effects. It’s being called the Medicago vaccine, after the company sponsoring the study.

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#20. Alaska

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 38.6% (282,684)
- Population fully vaccinated: 30.4% (222,407)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 115,880
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 94,422
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 12,092
- Seniors vaccinated: 76% have at least one dose, 69.5% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 496,015 (68 per 100 residents)

Starting June 1, tourists arriving in Alaska will be able to get a free dose of vaccine at major airports. It’s part of a marketing initiative to boost tourism to the state and utilize excess supplies.

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#19. Delaware

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 38.7% (377,146)
- Population fully vaccinated: 22.1% (215,263)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 114,014
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 80,173
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 21,000
- Seniors vaccinated: 83.7% have at least one dose, 64.3% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 587,884 (60 per 100 residents)

A huge proportion of Delaware’s residents—Gov. John Carney estimated around 100,000—received their shots at a single site: the Dover International Speedway. The site is nearing its end, though, as it gets ready to convert back to cars for a NASCAR event this May.

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#18. Colorado

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 38.8% (2.2 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 23.1% (1.3 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 621,756
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 583,283
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 127,731
- Seniors vaccinated: 80.2% have at least one dose, 68.2% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 3.5 million (60 per 100 residents)

Despite decent vaccination rates, Colorado has been seeing a spike in cases. Many of the outbreaks have been linked to schools and nursing homes.

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#16. California

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 39.1% (15.5 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 21.6% (8.6 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 4.1 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 3.5 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 899,089
- Seniors vaccinated: 82.7% have at least one dose, 59.2% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 23.2 million (59 per 100 residents)

California is also considering how to implement some sort of system that would allow event attendees to confirm vaccination. They’ve said they're against “vaccine passports,” yet current event restrictions in place from the state seem to encourage just that.

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#16. Illinois

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 39.1% (5.0 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 22.6% (2.9 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 1.4 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 1.2 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 280,058
- Seniors vaccinated: 80% have at least one dose, 56.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 7.6 million (60 per 100 residents)

Chicagoans have been desperate for doses for months, but the Chicago Sun-Times reported April 22 that supply in the city had finally caught up to demand. The rest of the state isn’t so eager, with supplies piling up as counties can’t fill their appointment slots.

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#15. Virginia

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 39.4% (3.4 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 23.4% (2.0 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 981,287
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 818,248
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 198,109
- Seniors vaccinated: 79.6% have at least one dose, 62.2% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 5.2 million (61 per 100 residents)

Virginia wanted to be sure everyone was in the know about their vaccine eligibility. That’s why they sent a message through the emergency alert system on April 19 in hopes of encouraging more sign-ups for vaccinations.

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#14. Maryland

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 39.5% (2.4 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 24.8% (1.5 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 706,505
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 620,154
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 170,936
- Seniors vaccinated: 80.4% have at least one dose, 64.1% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 3.7 million (61 per 100 residents)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a new slogan: “No arm left behind.” That’s after the state had already administered 4 million COVID-19 vaccines as of April 22.

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#13. Minnesota

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 39.7% (2.2 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 26.3% (1.5 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 707,455
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 594,826
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 181,643
- Seniors vaccinated: 84.9% have at least one dose, 74.8% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 3.5 million (62 per 100 residents)

If Minnesota could keep its current vaccination rate going, it’d hit its target of vaccinating 80% of adults by June. That might be tricky to accomplish, though, since the most eager residents have mostly been vaccinated, while the more hesitant remain.

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#12. New York

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 39.8% (7.7 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 25.9% (5.0 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 2.5 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 2.1 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 520,857
- Seniors vaccinated: 73.2% have at least one dose, 59% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 12.4 million (64 per 100 residents)

New York has been going strong. The recent Johnson & Johnson pause set back a major campaign among NYC’s Muslim populations, but the CDC allowed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to resume use on April 23.

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#11. Wisconsin

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 39.9% (2.3 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 25.9% (1.5 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 741,993
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 613,571
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 154,167
- Seniors vaccinated: 84% have at least one dose, 73.9% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 3.7 million (64 per 100 residents)

Wisconsin also hit the 4 million mark on April 22. The state’s vaccination rate peaked on April 11, when it administered 63,318 doses in a single day.

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#10. Pennsylvania

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 40.1% (5.1 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 23.3% (3.0 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 1.5 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 1.2 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 279,511
- Seniors vaccinated: 84.3% have at least one dose, 54.6% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 7.8 million (61 per 100 residents)

Pennsylvania officials have been re-allocating vaccination supplies to try and reach more people, though some think their efforts have been counter-productive, reducing supply where it’s needed most. Still, Pennsylvania has done a relatively good job getting nearly 8 million residents vaccinated.

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#9. South Dakota

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 41.3% (365,410)
- Population fully vaccinated: 28.6% (252,713)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 119,135
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 116,314
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 17,258
- Seniors vaccinated: 86.7% have at least one dose, 77.3% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 599,012 (68 per 100 residents)

South Dakota’s goal is to get 70% of eligible state residents vaccinated against COVID-19, health officials announced April 20. At the time of the announcement, they were well on their way, with 53% of residents having received one shot, and 39% fully immunized.

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#8. Rhode Island

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 41.8% (443,001)
- Population fully vaccinated: 29.5% (311,996)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 146,557
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 134,115
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 31,321
- Seniors vaccinated: 87.9% have at least one dose, 78.4% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 727,371 (69 per 100 residents)

Unlike other states scaling back due to reduced demand, Rhode Island is actually adding appointments, Gov. Dan McKee announced April 15. A few days later, 1,400 people of color received false appointment cancellation notices; state police are now investigating the reported “glitch” in the system.

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#7. New Jersey

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 42.8% (3.8 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 26.9% (2.4 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 1.1 million
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 998,365
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 253,046
- Seniors vaccinated: 80% have at least one dose, 60.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 5.8 million (65 per 100 residents)

New Jersey is working to make it extra easy for residents to get their vaccines, opening up a megasite in Atlantic County to up to 700 walk-in appointments. Meanwhile state Sen. Jim Holzapfel introduced a bill to the state senate April 19 that would ban vaccine passports in the state.

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#6. Vermont

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 43.1% (268,952)
- Population fully vaccinated: 27.8% (173,413)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 84,243
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 72,833
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 16,252
- Seniors vaccinated: 91.8% have at least one dose, 72.5% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 441,375 (71 per 100 residents)

In Vermont, teens expressed their gratitude for the recent expansion of eligibility to those over 16. Meanwhile, officials reported that cases were actually falling in tandem with increasing vaccinations.

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#5. Massachusetts

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 44.5% (3.1 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 26.2% (1.8 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 830,087
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 787,654
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 185,980
- Seniors vaccinated: 87.5% have at least one dose, 68.2% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 4.7 million (68 per 100 residents)

Part of Massachusetts’ vaccination success has been due to the state's relatively low rates of vaccine hesitancy when compared to the rest of the country. Officials reported just 6–10% hesitancy as of April 21.

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#4. Connecticut

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 45% (1.6 million)
- Population fully vaccinated: 28.6% (1.0 million)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 501,650
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 411,811
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 106,683
- Seniors vaccinated: 86.9% have at least one dose, 74.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 2.5 million (71 per 100 residents)

Connecticut officials announced April 19 the state would lift all pandemic-related restrictions—except those related to masks—on May 19. Gov. Ned Lamont said in a briefing, essentially, “we’ve earned [it].”

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#3. New Mexico

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 45.1% (944,676)
- Population fully vaccinated: 29.8% (624,260)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 332,095
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 249,115
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 42,516
- Seniors vaccinated: 82.1% have at least one dose, 61.1% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 1.5 million (72 per 100 residents)

New Mexico is particularly ahead when you consider the state didn't fully open vaccine registrations to all those 16 and over until April 26. Demand has been high for the vaccine since the roll-out, with supply only catching up around April 21.

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#2. Maine

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 45.2% (607,695)
- Population fully vaccinated: 29.6% (398,430)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 172,176
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 161,925
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 64,307
- Seniors vaccinated: 88.2% have at least one dose, 74.3% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 981,012 (73 per 100 residents)

Maine has been seeing a surge in cases, despite high vaccination rates, so officials are looking to open up more walk-in vaccine appointment options. Though demand may be waning, overall levels remain high compared to elsewhere in the country, so officials are working to make it easier for people to get their shots.

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#1. New Hampshire

- Population vaccinated with at least one dose: 53.3% (724,874)
- Population fully vaccinated: 25.5% (346,316)
--- Fully vaccinated with Pfizer: 139,915
--- Fully vaccinated with Moderna: 159,086
--- Fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: 47,306
- Seniors vaccinated: 109% have at least one dose, 66.7% fully vaccinated
- Total doses administered: 996,633 (73 per 100 residents)

New Hampshire has also opened up to out-of-state residents starting April 19. This is great news for people like out-of-state college students, people with summer homes in the state, and other visitors. About 6,000 non-residents signed up within the first day of the program.

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