Local Vaccination Demand Falling as Cases Decline COVID-19
Daily reported vaccinations peaked at an average of 3.4 million on April 13.
Since COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in the United States on Dec. 14, more than 243 million doses have been administered, fully vaccinating over 103 million people or 31% of the total U.S. population.
Losing the third vaccine option for a period may partly explain the country’s declining vaccination pace, as J&J was being used for an average of 425,000 reported shots per day in mid-April. But counting Pfizer and Moderna shots alone, the downward trend still holds true. The combination of those two vaccines peaked at an average of 3 million reported daily shots on April 16 and has declined 12% since.
The U.S. is reporting an average of 52,500 daily new cases over the past seven days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Daily case counts have fallen by 5% or more in 34 states and the District of Columbia over the past week, including in Michigan, which has been experiencing the country’s most severe outbreak.