The pace of Covid-19 vaccine administration in the United States continues to slow, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, just 4.8 million of the 17 million doses distributed had been administered -- or 28%. That figure was closer to 30% on Monday and 33% over the weekend.
Only five states have administered at least half of the Covid-19 vaccine doses that have been distributed to them, according to the CDC data:
- South Dakota: 64.5%
- New Hampshire: 56%
- North Dakota: 55.8%
- Connecticut: 54.7%
- Iowa: 50%
Meanwhile, 15 states have administered less than a quarter of doses distributed, including three states that have administered less than 20%:
- Kansas: 15.3%
- Georgia: 16.3%
- Arizona: 16.4%
Vaccine administration is moving even slower in long-term care facilities. Just 13% of the 3.3 million doses distributed for use in long-term care facilities have been administered, according to the CDC data.