A large difference between the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed and the number of doses administered is expected due to several factors. The vaccine is distributed in large quantities and should then be administered in clinics over the next 7-10 days. Additionally, healthcare providers report doses to Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) up to 72 hours after administration.
People Vaccinated with at Least One Dose: Cumulative counts of COVID-19 vaccine doses (Moderna and Pfizer) administered as reported to VIIS since December 14, 2020. This number is updated from VIIS every day. Includes people vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses of a 2 dose vaccine. Cumulative counts includes doses administered through the Federal CDC Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term Care Facilities.
Doses Distributed: Cumulative counts of COVID-19 vaccine doses (Moderna and Pfizer) recorded as shipped in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) since December 13, 2020. Doses distributed include vaccine allocated to the Federal CDC Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term Care Facilities.
Note: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is sometimes a two-step process. A person will get one shot, or dose, of the vaccine. After 3-4 weeks, a person will need to get a second dose of the vaccine. Getting both doses of the vaccine is important. This will help the vaccine protect people from getting COVID-19 or becoming as sick if they do get COVID-19.