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16.1%

Percentage of total population that received the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine

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Percentage of total population that received the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine

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Percentage of total population that received the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccination - Updated (Bivalent) Booster

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Percentage of total population that received the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine

United States
Source:

 CDC, COVID Data Tracker


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US Value: 16.1%

Top State(s): Vermont: 32.5%

Bottom State(s): Mississippi: 6.3%

Definition: Percentage of total population that received the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine

Data Source and Years: CDC, COVID Data Tracker, Feb 22, 2023

Suggested Citation: America's Health Rankings analysis of CDC, COVID Data Tracker, United Health Foundation, AmericasHealthRankings.org, accessed 2023.

The COVID-19 vaccine's effectiveness wanes and the virus changes over time, which is why booster shots are recommended for those ages 5 and older. Getting a booster shot in addition to the initial COVID-19 vaccine enhances protection against the virus. While research is still being conducted on how effective the COVID-19 vaccine and booster are in preventing its spread, all of the booster shots available in the United States have been proven to safely reduce severe COVID-19 infections.

People who contract COVID-19 can experience symptoms including but not limited to fever, fatigue and shortness of breath. Some people who have been hospitalized for severe illness from COVID-19 may face life-threatening outcomes and long-term effects such as fatigue, headaches, difficulty thinking or concentrating (brain fog), difficulty breathing and joint or muscle pains, as well as other currently unknown consequences. Vaccination and booster shots can prevent or lessen these outcomes. It is estimated that over 318,000 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented in the U.S. with the vaccine. 

Vaccinations and boosters can protect both individuals and communities while reducing the strain on health care systems.

Populations with a higher percentage of full vaccination plus an updated (bivalent) COVID-19 booster include:

  • Females compared with males.
  • Those ages 65 and older compared with those who are younger. 
  • Multiracial and Asian populations compared with white, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

Vaccine clinics and online vaccine connectors have helped administer more than 37 million updated (bivalent) booster doses in the U.S. as of November 24, 2022. People and organizations across many different areas are working together to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Public Education Campaign is a national program that works to increase public awareness and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. The effort is driven by communication science and provides tailored information for different audiences. The COVID-19 Community Corps outreach program launched in April 2021 and now has over 17,000 members across the country helping to promote the vaccine in their communities.

Updated 11/29/202

Massetti, Greta M., Brendan R. Jackson, John T. Brooks, Cria G. Perrine, Erica Reott, Aron J. Hall, Debra Lubar, et al. “Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems — United States, August 2022.” MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 71, no. 33 (August 19, 2022): 1057–64. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7133e1.

Thompson, Mark G., Karthik Natarajan, Stephanie A. Irving, Elizabeth A. Rowley, Eric P. Griggs, Manjusha Gaglani, Nicola P. Klein, et al. “Effectiveness of a Third Dose of MRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance — VISION Network, 10 States, August 2021–January 2022.” MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 71, no. 4 (January 21, 2022): 139–45. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7104e3.

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