How long will it take to get a large percentage of Washington's 7.5 million residents vaccinated for COVID-19?
As of March 3, 2021, the state has issued more than 1.87 million total doses of vaccine. About 15.7% of the state's population — 1,183,106 people — have initiated vaccination and have had at least one shot, according to the Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 data dashboard.
In that group, 676,619 — or 8.97% — have been fully vaccinated.
On Friday March 5, the state announced that it has hit its goal of an average of 45,000 COVID-19 shots a day.
President Joe Biden said there would be enough shots by the end of May for every adult in the country who wants to get vaccinated.
Health officials are aiming for herd immunity, which is widespread resistance to getting sick with COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organization, a "substantial proportion of the population" would have to be vaccinated for herd immunity, though the exact number for COVID-19 is not known.
Here's how prevalent vaccination is in your county. You can open the graphic below in a new window.
Are you looking for how to sign up to get a vaccine?
The state has set up an online tool for Washingtonians to know in which phase they can get a vaccine.
As of March 3, Washington is vaccinating people in Phase 1A and the first tier of Phase 1B. That includes:
- High-risk health care workers and first responders
- Long-term care residents
- People 65 years old and older
- People 50 years old and older in multigenerational households
- Teachers, school staff and childcare workers
After determining your phase, the state has a map of providers offering the coronavirus vaccine. You can find a provider close to you.
Many of them require appointments or proof of residency, so check the requirements of each site before you go.