President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he expects all states to open the right to the Covid-19 vaccine to all adults by April 19, and at the current rate of vaccination – about 3 million doses given daily – every adult in the United States can be vaccinated. until mid-summer.
But not every American plans to be vaccinated. While countries like New York and North Dakota can vaccinate all interested adults by June, it may take some countries until the end of 2021 – and there are two very different reasons for this difference.
A survey conducted by the US Census Bureau found that at least one in six adults “probably” or “definitely” does not plan to be vaccinated, and in some countries up to one-third of adults do not plan to roll up their sleeves. Other studies have found that the degree of vaccine variability is even higher, which reduces the vaccination line.
And in some states, the spread of vaccines is just slow, even if many residents want them.
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Some states can fully vaccinate all willing adults by June, but for others it may take until the end of the year, according to an analysis of federal CNN data.
New York has one of the lowest levels of vaccine fluctuations in the country. About 85% of adults in the state are either planning to be vaccinated or already have it, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey. The state is also vaccinating at a rate that is one of the fastest in the country, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Last week, New York added nearly 146,000 people to the fully vaccinated group each day. At this rate – nearly 950 people fully vaccinated per 100,000 population each day – and with nearly 4 million adults in the state already fully vaccinated, 85% of adults in New York can be fully vaccinated in about two months.
North Dakota vaccinates at about half the pace of New York – about 570 people, fully vaccinated per 100,000 inhabitants each day, but can reach its vaccine capacity at the same time as New York due to the high degree of vaccine fluctuations. According to the census, only about 68% of adults say they have been vaccinated or are planning to, which is one of the lowest levels in the country.
Georgia and Alabama are vaccinating their populations at the slowest pace – less than 300 people vaccinated per 100,000 population each day. In both countries, about 75% of adults have been vaccinated or are planning to be, who will take the vaccination deadlines in October for Alabama and November for Georgia.
In both Vermont and Massachusetts, about 92 percent of adults have been vaccinated or plan to be vaccinated – more than any other state. But Vermont vaccinates faster than Massachusetts and can vaccinate all interested adults until early July, about a month earlier than Massachusetts.
The last census survey of households by the Census Bureau was conducted in the first two weeks of March.
For CNN analysis, adults are considered ready to be vaccinated if they have “received or plan to receive all the necessary doses” or if they have not yet been vaccinated but “definitely” or “probably” plan to. CNN calculates the rate of vaccinations using the latest seven-day average adult, fully vaccinated, reported by the CDC and population data from the 2019 Census Bureau.