Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Update
As of March 6, 2021, 4:28 PM EST, the global vaccination count was 299 million. Vaccines have been administered in 111 countries and are averaging 7.65 million inoculations per day.
In the United States, 87,912,323 shots have been administered so far. Vaccinations began in the US on December 14 with healthcare workers being the first recipients. The US is averaging 2,158,020 inoculations per day. The number of vaccinations increased significantly in the past week as the US continues to ramp up the campaign.
So far 57.4 million Americans have received at least one dose. 29.8 million people have received both doses of the vaccine.
- 17.3 percent of the population has received the first dose
- 9.0 percent of the population has received both doses
- 75.6 percent of shots delivered have been administered.
- California is the leading US state with more than 10 million doses administered.
At this rate, it would take approximately 6 months before 75 percent of the US population could be vaccinated. White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has estimated that 70-80 percent of the population would need to be vaccinated before a return to normalcy can take place.