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Fastest US states to administer covid-19 vaccines

New Hampshire are confident of having enough shots to vaccinate out-of-state residents by April 19. Oklahoma have begun allowing nonresidents to get vaccinated in the state.

Fastest US states to administer covid-19 vaccines
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The United States is giving out about three million shots a day, an increase from roughly two million in early March.

New Hampshire has administered the highest percentage of covid-19 vaccines it has received, according to the CDC's covid-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker. Oklahoma and New Hampshire are the latest states to announce they will open up vaccine eligibility to nonresidents.

Vaccinate out-of-state residents

In New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, said on Wednesday that officials were confident that there would be enough shots to vaccinate out-of-state residents by April 19

Oklahoma began allowing nonresidents to get vaccinated in the state on Thursday, nearly two weeks after it expanded eligibility to all in-state residents 16 or older. Experts hope that more will soon follow suit as the production and distribution of vaccines ramps up.

Biden's deadline

As the US supply of covid-19 vaccines continues to grow and states plan to meet or beat President Biden’s April 19 deadline for expanding eligibility to all adults, some states have begun dropping one of the last barriers to vaccine access: residency rules.

The CDC's data tracker compiles data from healthcare facilities and public health authorities. It reports the total number of covid-19 vaccines that have been distributed to each state and the total number each state has administered.

As of 6 a.m. EDT April 10, a total of 237,791,735 vaccine doses had been distributed in the US, and 183,467,709 had been administered, or 77.15 percent. Additionally, 117,142,879 people had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 70,692,645 had been fully vaccinated. That means 35.3 percent of the US population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 21.3 percent had been fully vaccinated.

New Hampshire leading the way

Below are some of the states ranked by the percentage of covid-19 vaccines they've administered of those that have been distributed to them. Some numbers may not reflect the actual number of vaccines administered, as coding problems and data lags have hindered efforts to accurately count and publicly report how many doses are administered daily in some states.

New Hampshire

Doses distributed to state: 1,003,555

Doses administered: 922,666

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 91.94

Wisconsin

Doses distributed to state: 3,999,985

Doses administered: 3,558,061

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 88.95

North Dakota

Doses distributed to state: 547,170

Doses administered: 484,807

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 88.6

Minnesota

Doses distributed to state: 3,777,940

Doses administered: 3,312,268

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 87.67

New Mexico

Doses distributed to state: 1,710,565

Doses administered: 1,477,908

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 86.4

New Jersey

Doses distributed to state: 6,362,455

Doses administered: 5,495,689

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 86.38

Maine

Doses distributed to state: 1,037,000

Doses administered: 883,051

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 85.15

Utah

Doses distributed to state: 1,954,460

Doses administered: 1,662,200

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 85.05

Rhode Island

Doses distributed to state: 803,105

Doses administered: 680,525

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 84.74

Massachusetts

Doses distributed to state: 5,331,330

Doses administered: 4,461,283

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 83.68

The three slowest states in US

Mississippi

Doses distributed to state: 2,074,625

Doses administered: 1,337,659

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 64.48

Wyoming

Doses distributed to state: 450,525

Doses administered: 289,340

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 64.22

Alabama

Doses distributed to state: 3,278,980

Doses administered: 2,065,327

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 62.99

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