Jeramey Jannene

Wisconsin 8th in Nation in Vaccines Used

Has administered 80.2% of all doses it has received, better than 42 states, according to CDC.

By - Feb 8th, 2021 12:29 pm
Dr. Ben Weston receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Ben Weston receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin spent much of January in the bottom 30% of states in vaccine administration by a variety of different factors.

But over the past seven days, Wisconsin reported a best in the nation 0.62 vaccinations administered per 100 residents. How much of that was due to poor past performance and a built up supply of doses? That’s hard to say.

But by some long-term measures, Wisconsin is now a national leader.

Wisconsin is 10th overall in terms of the percentage of residents receiving at least one dose of the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows the state has given 9.99% of residents at least one dose. The state trails only Alaska, West Virginia, New Mexico, Connecticut, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia and Delaware.

The national average is 9.5 percent.

The state falls to 28th overall when looking at residents that have received a full (two shot) dose. The CDC reports Wisconsin has fully vaccinated 2.63% of residents. West Virginia (5.8%) and Alaska (5.4%) remain in the top two slots.

Wisconsin’s lagging performance in administering two doses can be attributed to its poor start. The Pfizer vaccine requires a 21-day wait, the Moderna vaccine a 28-day wait.

Another long-term measure, the percentage utilization of doses received, shows Wisconsin became a national leader in the past two weeks.

The state has administered 80.2% of all doses it has received according to CDC. That’s good for an eighth in the nation rate.

Looking at January 26th through February 7th, Wisconsin reports a best in the US utilization increase, having seen its doses administered grow from 46.4% to 80.2%, a 73% jump. Nevada is second best at 61%.

On January 26th, the 46.4% utilization rate was 46th in the country.

Data in the report, published by Our World in Data, is current as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7th.

Our World in Data’s vaccination website offers interactive charts so readers can visualize an individual state’s performance. But make sure to use the “table” view to determine an exact position as not all states appear in the “chart” view.

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