US Continues to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Outbreaks continue around the world, including over 100,000 daily cases reported in India.

This article was originally published in ContagionLive.

A quarter of the entire US population is now fully vaccinated from COVID-19, with 40% of the country having received at least 1 dose.

Over the weekend, the country broke its own records, administering 3.37 million doses of vaccines on Sunday, making it the fourth consecutive day where at least 3 million shots were given out.

President Joseph Biden has asked all states to drop restrictions and make vaccines available to all by May.

In China, the country is planning on vaccinating an entire city on the border of Myanmar due to growing concerns over an outbreak there.

Over 100 people in the city of Ruili have now tested positive for the virus, prompting authorities to launch a 5 day campaign in which they plan on vaccinating all 300,000 of its citizens. The outbreak is one of the worst China has seen in recent months.

Britain is set to debut its reopening plan today, which prime minister Boris Johnson says will include proposals for frequent mass testing, international traveling, and a possible program for vaccine passports.

The country has seen outbreaks of COVID-19 recently, prompting nationwide lockdowns.

United States

165.05 million

49.35 per 100


139.97 million

9.72 per 100


79.11 million

5.73 per 100

United Kingdom

36.9 million

54.36 per 100


21.07 million

9.91 per 100


16.68 million

19.78 per 100


14.37 million

17.16 per 100


12.65 million

4.62 per 100


12.34 million

18.11 per 100


12.12 million

8.31 per 100

Data Table per Our World in Data (April 4, 2021, 12 AM EST)

In the US, 12 states have now dropped restrictions surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, allowing all adults to receive a shot. This comes at a time when the country is steadily and quickly vaccinating people, prompting states to drop eligibility requirements.



50.52 per 100



44.17 per 100



49.19 per 100

New York


54.07 per 100



52.10 per 100



51.20 per 100



49.79 per 100

North Carolina


49.79 per 100

New Jersey


54.66 per 100



48.54 per 100

Data Table per CDC COVID-19 Tracker (April 4, 2021, 6 AM EST)

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