Mission: To provide data about the changing COVID-19 vaccination picture.
Background: To keep the public informed about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control created a mini-site as part of its main website dedicated to Coronavirus Disease. Visitors to the site can browse general information about the disease, including its origin, severity, and spread; how it's impacting the United States; who is most at risk; and recommendations for healthcare professionals and other groups. In the ten months since the virus began to spread in the U.S., the CDC has added new tabs to the mini-site, including a COVID Data Tracker that provides data on testing, global cases and deaths, community impact, stats with respect to unique populations, and the progress of vaccinations in the U.S.
Outstanding Web Features: Visitors who click on the vaccinations tab will find information about overall COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration, including the total doses distributed and the total number of people initiating vaccination; federal pharmacy partnerships, including the number of doses distributed for use in long-term care facilities and the number of people in long-term care facilities receiving vaccinations (1st doses); and an interactive map showing state-level 1st dose vaccination data per 100,000 people. Smaller tab features allow visitors to drill down to vaccination data for various U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), as well as provided by the Bureau of Prisons, Department of Defense, Indian Health Service, and Veterans Health Administration. (The entire dataset also can be viewed as a list.) For more general information about COVID vaccines, information about training and education, toolkits, and an FAQ, see the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination homepage.