Shares of cases, deaths, and/or people vaccinated may not be directly comparable due to differences in data reported, reporting periods, racial/ethnic classifications, and/or rates of unknown race/ethnicity. Where states report data for people of multiple races, we include this data in the 'Other' category. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. States vary in whether they include or exclude Hispanic individuals in racial categories. Additionally, some states vary in whether they include or exclude Hispanic individuals in racial categories in their reporting of vaccination data and in their reporting of cases and deaths. In these instances, total population data reflects the approach states use to report their vaccination data. In addition, some states use different racial classifications for their vaccination data and their reporting of cases and deaths.
Vaccinations: For vaccinations, states vary in whether they report total people who have received at least one vaccine dose, people who have received one dose and people who have received two doses, or total vaccinations administered. Where possible, we report data for the total number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose. However, some states only report total vaccinations, meaning people who have received two doses are included in the data twice. Some states exclude vaccinations administered through the federal long-term care partnership from their data, which affects the demographic profile of people who have received vaccinations. In
OR, individuals may identify as more than one race or ethnicity; totals may not sum to 100%. As of 2/1 Pennsylvania's vaccine dashboard data does not include data from Philadelphia county due to differences in reporting criteria. DC was previously reporting vaccination data by race/ethnicity but as of 2/16/2021 is no longer reporting this data. ND reports vaccinations rates by race/ethnicity but does not report vaccine distribution by race/ethnicity. NY reports vaccinations by race/ethnicity at a regional level. The regional data was aggregated to determine statewide estimates of vaccinations by race and ethnicity based on total vaccines administered. SC reports data for Asian, NHOPI and AIAN people as a single race category. We report this data in the "Other" category. Cases/Deaths: Cases and deaths include probable and confirmed cases and deaths. Totals may not sum to 100% due to rounding. In UT and WY, totals may not sum to 100% because individuals may identify as more than one race/ethnicity; population estimates are based on exclusive race categories and should not be compared to the share of cases/deaths. The percent of deaths among Hispanic people in AR is based on the total deaths rather than deaths with known race/ethnicity; the AR state website does not provide information on deaths with unknown ethnicity or deaths among non-Hispanic individuals.SOURCE:Vaccinations: KFF analysis of publicly available data from state websites. Data from AL, CA, IL, NYS, VT, and WV were retrieved on February 17, 2021. Data retrieved for all other states on February 16, 2021. Cases/Deaths: KFF analysis of The COVID Tracking Project, COVID Racial Data Tracker. Data retrieved on February 16, 2021. Total state population distribution by race/ethnicity based on KFF analysis of 2019 American Community Survey.