Monday, March 29, 2021

Mapping Vaccination Rates

The Washington Post has released an interactive map which visualizes vaccination rates at the county level in the United States. Using the Post's Detailed Picture of Vaccination Across the Country map you can discover how well your county is progressing in administering the Covid vaccination and how well it compares to other counties.

The map uses data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to show the percentage of the population vaccinated in each county. According to the Post's analysis of the data there are "notably lower rates in predominantly Black areas and counties that voted most heavily for President Donald Trump in 2020." Eight of  the top ten most vaccinated counties are in Alaska. The Post explains that this is partly due to the success of the Indian Health Service in vaccinating Alaska Natives.

The New York Times is tracking the progress that countries around the world are making in vaccinating their citizens. You can view the results on the newspaper's Tracking Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World interactive map. 

The NYT's map shows that Israel is still leading the world in the roll-out of the vaccine. The UK and the USA are also doing well if you look at those countries who have given the most first shots of the vaccination. Most countries in the European Union appear to still be struggling to implement speedy vaccination programs for their populations.

The NYT's vaccination tracking visualization also allows you to see how individual U.S. states are progressing with their vaccination plans. See How the Vaccine Rollout Is Going in Your State shows that New Mexico, Connecticut and Alaska are leading the way (although they are behind the pace of Palau & American Samoa). At the other end of the scale Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee are among the slowest states to roll-out vaccinations to their citizens. 

You can find many more mapped visualizations of Covid-19 infection rates, deaths and vaccinations under the health tag on Maps Mania.

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