COVID-19 Vaccinations and Who is Getting The Vaccine?

Jun 01, 2021 at 08:45 am by WGNS


COVID-19 continues to be a concern for residents in the Volunteer State and the Tennessee Department of Health continues to monitor the number of vaccinations recorded daily.

The Tennessee Department of Health released current vaccination numbers that showed over 4.8-million vaccinations have been reported in the state.

To date, 39.3% of the population in Tennessee has received at least one COVID vaccination dose and 33.4% of Tennesseans have been fully vaccinated.

Those in the 61 to 70-year-old age group have the highest percentage of vaccinations followed by those in the 51 to 60-year-old age bracket.

Statistics released by the state show that those who fall between the ages of 12 and 15 are the least likely to get vaccinated, with only 1.2% receiving the shot or shots.

When examining which race has received the most vaccinations, the Department of Health reports that 64.8% of people vaccinated were white. 18.3% Of vaccinations went to those who listed themselves as “other.” The third largest race to be vaccinated in Tennessee came in at 10.8% and included those who said they are black or African American. 4.1% Of vaccinations were given to those who marked “Unknown” for race, while 2% of the total vaccinations went to those who said they are Asian.

As for males and females... 55.4% of those vaccinated were female, 44.3% were male, 0.1% claimed they were “Other” and 0.3% claimed “Unknown.”

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