Vaccine rollout and development

Jan. 22, 2021
February 2021 Fast Stats


states and the District of Columbia are prioritizing healthcare workers and long-term care residents and staff in Phase 1a of their plans as recommended, though 16 states depart from the recommendations in some way.


of the 44 states that have updated their Phase 1b priority groups follow the CDC’s recommendations exactly and will prioritize people ages 75 and older and frontline essential workers outside of healthcare, including first responders, corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, postal workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, teachers and education support staff and childcare workers.


of the 30 states that depart from the Phase 1b recommendation include a broader range of older residents (generally ages 65 and older), and 18 use modified definitions for eligible frontline workers, including several that limit frontline workers to educators and/or first responders.


of the 33 states that have updated their Phase 1c priority groups follow the CDC’s recommendation to prioritize people ages 65 to 74, younger people with high-risk medical conditions, and any essential workers not included in earlier phases.


mRNA vaccine candidates were announced by Moderna’s development programs, including Flu vaccine (mRNA-1010, mRNA-1020, mRNA-1030), HIV vaccine (mRNA-1644 & mRNA-1574) and Nipah virus (NiV) Vaccine (mRNA-1215).


New Analysis Takes In-Depth Look at How States are Prioritizing Who Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine, Jan 11, 2021,

Moderna Provides Business Update and Announces Three New Development Programs in Infectious Disease Vaccines, January 11, 2021,