One report said our state is near the bottom on all states in administering the COVID-19 vaccine that has been made available. Less than 24% of the doses provided have been given out.
Here is the report by Kate Adams writing in Becker’s Hospital Review:
South Dakota 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.
The states ranked by the percentage of COVID-19 vaccines they’ve administered of those that have been distributed to them, based on data updated Jan. 6.
Louisiana is ranked #46 in the nation in the report.
Doses distributed to state: 230,125
Doses administered: 54,973
Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 23.89%
The CDC’s data tracker compiles data from healthcare facilities and public health authorities. It updates daily to report the total number of COVID-19 vaccines that have been distributed to each state and the total number each state has administered.