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How Minnesota's vaccine progress compares regionally, nationally

More than 556,000 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Minnesota is approximately two months into its COVID-19 vaccination program and the latest data from the state health department shows that 556,882 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine while 158,763 individuals have completed the two-dose process. 

Where does Minnesota rank with those numbers? Based on the number of doses administered per 100,000 residents, Minnesota ranks 14th in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). 

  1. Alaska: 20,632 doses per 100,000 residents
  2. West Virginia: 18,045
  3. North Dakota: 17,030
  4. New Mexico: 16,348
  5. Utah: 15,308
  6. Connecticut: 15,214
  7. South Dakota: 15,042
  8. Oklahoma: 14,811
  9. Vermont: 14,476
  10. Hawaii: 13,704
  11. Arkansas: 13,310
  12. Virginia: 13,305
  13. Maine: 13,275
  14. Minnesota: 13,215

From a regional perspective, only North and South Dakota have administered more doses per 100,000 residents than Minnesota. Wisconsin ranks 18th nationally (13,109), Nebraska is 30th (12,100) and Iowa is 46th in the country (10,946). 

Minnesota ranks 25th nationally based on the number of residents who have received two doses of the vaccine. Each vaccine requires two doses for maximum efficacy.

Just 2.9% of Minnesota's population has completed the two-dose series, according to the health department, while 10.1% of the states approximately 5.67 million people have received at least one dose. 

More than 227,000 Minnesotans aged 65-plus have received at least one dose. 

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