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About 10.6 million people have taken at least one dose of the vaccine, representing 3.2% of the population. About 1.6 million people have completed their vaccinations with a second dose, representing 0.5% of the population. The chart below shows progress in the US, each state, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. It shows the distribution of doses as a percentage of the population. It also shows the percentage of people who have taken at least one or both of the required doses.
The FDA approved emergency use of a vaccine developed by Moderna for people 18 years old and over on December 18. That followed the December 11 approval of a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people 16 and older. In both cases, vaccination is complete after a person receives two doses three to four weeks apart.
In the early stages of distribution, two groups get priority for the vaccine: the 21 million US healthcare workers and the 3 million people living in long-term care facilities.
Every week, the Department of Health and Human Services determines an allotment to ship to each state. The graph below shows the weekly national allotment so far.