COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
According to state data, Missouri received more vaccines this week than the past two weeks combined.
This week, the state received 7,540 doses of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna vaccineS. The prior week of June 1-6, the state received a fraction of the current weeks order, with 1,670 doses. The week of May 25, Missouri received 2,670 doses of the vaccine.
Even though this weeks shipment was an increase, it's still a significant drop from a little over a month ago when the state received 57,000 vaccines the last week of April.
According to the state vaccine dashboard, Missouri is giving out around 12,315 vaccines each day.
Recently, the White House announced President Biden's goal of having 70% of adults in the United States vaccinated with at least one dose by July 4.
So far, 52.9% of Missourians who are 18-years-old and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Based on calculations done by the ABC 17 News Team using census data and the average vaccination rate of 12,315 vaccines per day, it would take Missouri 67 days to reach the 70% vaccination rate. This would put Missouri meeting President Biden's goal in mid-August.
As of Thursday, 4,650,166 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been given out within the state. State dashboard data shows 42.5% of the total Missouri population (including children) have started the vaccination process.