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How does Utah rank among COVID-19 vaccines administered?

Virus Outbreak Utah
Posted at 11:48 AM, Jan 18, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — A lot has been made over the speed, or lack thereof, of Utah's ability to get the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of its citizens.

After a sluggish start, Gov. Cox announced a push to quickly get the vaccine to more residents, especially those over the age of 70.

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Cox said last week that in just one week, the amount of vaccines administered in Utah had nearly doubled after he demanded hospitals, clinics and local health departments exhaust their supply of limited doses.

According to the latest data released Friday, Utah is doing above average in administering the vaccine supplies available compared to other states.

Utah ranks 15th among U.S. states, having administered 43.06% of the state's vaccine supply.

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As of Friday, the state had administered 115,384 of the 267,975 doses distributed to Utah.

While the numbers are a far cry from West Virginia's astounding 73.71 percent, they are way above Alabama, where just 21.20 percent of available vaccines have been administered.

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As a whole, the U.S. has distributed just over 39 percent of it's COVID-19 vaccine supplies.