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Here is the number of COVID-19 vaccines Utah has received so far


It has now been 47 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent to states, launching the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of Nov. 9, the United States had sent 536,665,505 doses of the vaccine nationwide, equivalent to 163.5 percent of the U.S. population.

While the initial vaccine distribution took longer than federal projections indicated, in recent months the United States has made great strides in the global race to deliver the vaccines – and some states are doing so. come out much better than others. In the current system, led by the White House COVID-19 response team, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sends states limited vaccine shipments along with funding and directs them to distribute the vaccine in accordance with relatively flexible federal guidelines. The vaccine distribution is based on the size of the adult population in each state, which – some experts say – can create inequalities in states where the spread of COVID-19 is worse and a larger share of the population is at risk.

Utah has received a total of 4,619,740 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of November 9. Adjusted for population, Utah received 144,098.6 shots per 100,000 population – less than the national average of 163,498.1 shots per 100,000 Americans and 9th lowest of all states. .

While Utah has so far received fewer vaccines per capita than the country as a whole, the state has a greater need for vaccines than the rest of the country. As of Nov. 9, there were 17,486.3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population in Utah – higher than the national rate of 14,073.0 cases per 100,000 Americans and the seventh highest of the 50 states.

While the federal government distributes vaccines to states, it is up to state governments to administer the vaccine, which creates variations in both the percentage of vaccines given and the percentage of the population vaccinated. In Utah, 82.7% of allocated vaccines were given to residents, which is the national average of 80.7% and the 16th highest share of any state.

Vaccines administered represent 119.2% of the state’s population, lower than the national figure of 132.0% and the 20th smallest share of all states.

While a majority of Americans are not vaccinated due to a lack of supplies, some have no intention of receiving a vaccine at all. According to a US Census Bureau survey, 59.2% of American adults aged 18 and older who have not yet received the vaccine likely or certainly will not receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the future. In Utah, 53.7% of adults who have not yet received the vaccine say they likely or certainly will not receive a vaccine in the future, the fifth smallest share of all states. The most common reason for not wanting a vaccine was fear of possible side effects. Other commonly cited reasons include that they were planning to wait and see if it’s safe, not to trust the COVID-19 vaccines and not to trust the government.

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