According to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Missouri lags behind other states in the country in terms of its speed of delivering the first dose of the coronovirus vaccine.
CDC’s COVID data tracker shows that some 242,937 people received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna jab, or the first dose of 3,958 per 100,000 people, at Show-Me State. In other words, as of Sunday, less than 4% of people in the state have received the first dose.
In total, 73,248 people in the state received both doses, approximately 1,193 per 100,000.
In contrast, Alaska ranks first, indicating that according to the CDC, 77,925 first doses have been administered at a rate of 10,652 per 100,000 people.
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Alabama’s vaccination efforts were ranked last in the country last week after health officials later threatened to remove doses from providers who do not do them “in a timely manner”.
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Alabama now ranks higher than Missouri in terms of prior doses, showing on Sunday that some 213,833 people in Cotton State received the first dose, 4,361 per 100,000.
Nevertheless, it falls behind other states, including Missouri, in terms of both doses administered. Estimates from the CDC show that some 29,736 people in Alabama have received both doses, which is just 606 per 100,000 people.