COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Connecticut - Update for 3/4/2021
For the most current information on Connecticut's COVID-19 response and rollout plan, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine in CT. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) is working to release additional COVID-19 vaccine-related data as soon as possible.
- All COVID-19 vaccine data are preliminary and are subject to change as additional records are received and as duplicate records or other errors are corrected
- COVID-19 vaccination data will be updated weekly on Thursdays
- The data are current as of 9:00 A.M the Tuesday prior to being published
Both COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use in the US (Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines) require 2 doses. A person who has received one dose is considered to have initiated vaccination and a person who has received two doses is considered fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated are a subset of the number who have initiated vaccination. Additional vaccines authorized in the future may require only one dose or more than 2 doses to be fully vaccinated. It can take up to 2 weeks after the last required dose for vaccination to achieve its full immunizing potential. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use in people 16 years and older while the Moderna vaccine is authorized for those 18 and over. The tables include doses administered in the state of Connecticut.
The tables below use 2019 CT population data which is the most recent year available. The tables that show the percent vaccinated by town and age group are an exception. These tables use 2014 CT population estimates. This the most recent year for which reliable estimates by town and age are available.
Number and Percent of People who Initiated COVID-19 Vaccination and who are Fully Vaccinated by Race/Ethnicity and Age Group
The data on percent of people who initiated vaccination and are fully vaccinated by race / ethnicity should be interpreted with caution. It likely underestimates the percentages for different race / ethnicity groups (NH Asian and Pacific Islander, NH American Indian or Alaska Native, NH Black, NH White and Hispanic). This is because the Other race, Multiple race and Unknown groups are bigger than expected and likely include people who should be classified as NH Asian and Pacific Islander, NH American Indian or Alaska Native, NH Black, NH White and Hispanic.
First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine by Age Group and High-Need Town
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to help local officials identify communities that may need support during an event like a pandemic. The CDC SVI uses U.S. Census data to determine the social vulnerability of every census tract. Census tracts are subdivisions of counties for which the Census collects statistical data. The CDC SVI ranks each tract on 15 social factors, including poverty, lack of vehicle access, and crowded housing, and groups them into four related themes. Each tract receives a separate ranking for each of the four themes, as well as an overall ranking.
Town of residence established by geocoding the reported address and then mapping it to town using municipal boundaries. If an address could not be geocoded the post-office designated town was used, if available.
Vaccine Administration by Town
The following map is based on vaccine administration records received by CT WIZ . All data in this report are preliminary and are subject to change as additional records are received and as duplicate records or other errors are corrected.
Total town-level population is based on the July 1, 2019 annual estimates, available here.
Data Quality and Status
CT DPH and its partners go to great lengths to provide high quality data that is free of errors. Because of the nature of public health surveillance, there are times when data updates are necessary due to a variety of reasons. These include, but are not limited to, errors contained in the data CT DPH receives, updates to existing data as additional or new information becomes available, and the on-going de-duplication of vaccination data. CT DPH and it's local, state, and federal partners are all working to ensure only the best data and information are available for state and local decision makers.
Records for which a town could not be established were not be included in town-specific vaccine coverage estimates. Towns are identified and validated based on a combination of zipcode and self-reported address information.