Here's How Many COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Delivered to Your State

Federal officials began to allocate the earliest COVID-19 vaccine shipments to states on Sunday, following the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine's approval for emergency use from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and subsequent clearance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The U.S. intends to distribute 2.9 million of the 6.4 million available doses of Pfizer's vaccine during an initial round of nationwide deliveries, followed by another 2.9 million doses later this month. The vaccine is given in two installments. Alex Azar, secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, said individual shipments will be sized based on states' per capita adult populations.

Vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna, respectively, emerged as the country's leading COVID-19 immunization candidates this year. The FDA is expected to evaluate Moderna's vaccine for emergency use on Thursday.

Below is a breakdown of states' anticipated vaccine shipments, and how officials plan to distribute them.

Alabama

Alabama expects to receive roughly 40,000 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Similar to most U.S. states, Alabama's distribution plan prioritizes high-risk health care workers—those who frequently interact with COVID-19 patients—as well as long-term care facility residents with underlying medical conditions. This is consistent with federal recommendations established by the CDC.

Alaska

State health officials anticipate Alaska's first shipments will include 35,100 and 17,900 doses of Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines, if both earn FDA approval. The health department released updated details about its immunization strategy on Monday. Front-line health care workers who risk COVID-19 exposure, long-term care facility residents and staff members, first responders, community health aide personnel, and anyone physically administering vaccinations will be among the first groups vaccinated.

Arizona

Dr. Cara Christ, director of Arizona's Department of Health and Human Services, said the state estimates it will receive upward of 380,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna before the end of the month. Health care workers, home health aides, nursing assistants and medical assistants will receive the first vaccines.

Arkansas

Arkansas expects its initial vaccine shipments to include roughly 25,000 doses, Governor Asa Hutchinson said last week. The state will administer vaccinations to health care workers before residents of long-term care facilities and individuals older than 65.

California

California could receive up to 327,000 initial doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in mid-December, Governor Gavin Newsom announced earlier this month. The state is expecting more than 2 million doses by the end of the year. It plans to distribute the vaccines to health care workers first, and expects to procure a second installment of the two-dose immunization candidate several weeks later. According to California's phased distribution plan, health care workers with the highest risks of COVID-19 exposure will receive the vaccine first.

Colorado

Colorado's state health department submitted an order requesting 46,800 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on December 4. Officials said the state's distribution plan is based on recommendations for emergency use issued by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Connecticut

Connecticut's vaccine shipments will include more than 180,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna's immunizations throughout December. The state's distribution plan prioritizes health care workers, first responders and residents of long-term care facilities.

Delaware

Delaware could receive as many as 8,775 initial doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, as requested in the state's procurement application, although Governor John Carney said last week the actual shipment may be smaller. The first doses will be administered to health care workers with high risks of exposure to COVID-19 patients.

Florida

Referencing the population-based distribution approach established by Operation Warp Speed, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis estimated his state will receive between 1 million and 2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine following emergency use approval. Its initial shipment includes roughly 179,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine. Florida's distribution plan lists health care workers, essential workers, and adults considered high-risk because of age and underlying medical conditions, as those set to receive the limited supply.

Georgia

Georgia's health commissioner, Kathleen Toomey, said December 8 the state expects to receive "several hundred thousand" doses of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines. Governor Brian Kemp suggested the state could receive initial shipments before the end of the week. Georgia will distribute initial vaccine doses to health care personnel at high risk of COVID-19 exposure, followed by hospital staff, emergency medical service (EMS) workers and first responders, and long-term care facility staff and residents.

Hawaii

Hawaii's health department officials submitted an order requesting 45,825 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine upon its emergency use authorization, with more than 80,000 vaccines expected by the end of the year. Health care workers and other essential personnel who risk contact with COVID-19 patients will receive the immunization initially, followed by first responders.

Idaho

Idaho expects to receive 13,650 doses of Pfizer's vaccine in its initial shipment, and more than 89,000 doses from Pfizer and Moderna by the end of December. Health department officials said the state could also receive additional, larger, shipments at the end of the month. Idaho will administer the immunization to high-risk health care workers during its earliest distribution phase.

Illinois

Illinois anticipates a preliminary shipment of 109,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer, which the state will distribute to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Fifty counties with the highest COVID-19 fatality rates per capita will receive the initial shipments, according to a memo from Governor J.B. Pritzker's office.

Indiana

Indiana health officials have not released details about the state's anticipated vaccine shipments. Its distribution strategy will prioritize health care workers who risk potential exposure to COVID-19 infections.

Iowa

Iowa could receive up to 172,000 vaccine doses this month from Pfizer and Moderna. Health care workers and long-term care facility residents are prioritized in the state's distribution plan.

Kansas

Kansas anticipates it will receive 23,750 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine following its emergency use authorization, and Governor Laura Kelly said as many as 150,000 state residents could be vaccinated with a single dose of either Pfizer or Moderna's immunization before the end of December. Health care personnel who interact with COVID-19 patients, as well as residents and staff of long-term care facilities, will be vaccinated first.

Kentucky

Kentucky could receive roughly 150,000 vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna this month. Initially, Governor Andy Beshear said the state anticipates its first shipment from Pfizer to include roughly 38,000 doses. Residents and staff of Kentucky's long-term care facilities will receive the majority of those vaccines, followed by high-risk health care workers.

Louisiana

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said last week that his state expects to receive roughly 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses over the course of the month from Pfizer and Moderna. Health care personnel, long-term care residents and facility staff members will receive vaccines from the initial shipment. Due to differences in each vaccine's storage requirements, medical facilities will receive Pfizer's vaccine and long-term care facilities will receive Moderna's.

Maine

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention ordered 12,675 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in its initial shipment. Officials plan to distribute about half of those doses to five of the state's largest hospitals, with the remainder administered to residents of various long-term care facilities. Maine expects to receive close to 75,000 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna throughout December.

Maryland

Maryland's initial COVID-19 vaccine shipment includes an anticipated 155,000 doses, the majority of which are expected to come after Moderna receives its potential emergency use authorization. Governor Larry Hogan said the state could receive a second shipment of similar size before the end of the year. Health care workers, staff at long-term care facilities, and first responders will receive priority during distribution.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is due to receive 59,475 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in an initial shipment, although state leaders said they expect to see 300,000 doses before January. Governor Charlie Baker said last week that health care personnel and long-term care facility residents would likely receive priority as Massachusetts continued to finalize its distribution plan.

Michigan

Michigan will receive 84,825 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in its initial shipments. A spokesperson from the state's department of health said Michigan could ultimately procure "hundreds of thousands" of the company's immunization candidate in a statement last month. Medical workers, including intensive care unit, EMS and emergency department personnel, are expected to receive the first doses.

Minnesota

On Tuesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walsh said the state expects an initial shipment of 46,800 vaccine doses before next week, and more than 180,000 between Pfizer and Moderna by the end of December. Shipments will initially be sent to Minnesota hospitals capable of proper storage, and those facilities will then distribute smaller quantities to additional clinics.

Mississippi

Mississippi expects an initial shipment of 25,000 vaccine doses from Pfizer this week, and another 25,000 later this month. Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the state's health officer, said front-line health care workers will receive the first vaccinations.

Missouri

Missouri's first vaccine shipment includes roughly 50,000 doses of Pfizer's immunization candidate, with 220,000 doses expected by the end of the year. The state's interim distribution guidelines, released late last month, indicate that health care workers and staff at long-term care facilities will be vaccinated during its initial rollout.

Montana

Montana expects 9,750 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in its earliest shipment, the state's Department of Public Health and Human Services announced on Monday. Distribution will prioritize health care workers at the state's largest hospitals.

Nebraska

Nebraska health officials project the state will receive roughly 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna throughout December. The first shipment will include about 16,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine, which will be distributed among health care workers, pharmacists and other emergency personnel.

Nevada

Nevada will receive at least 164,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna this month, according to the state's Department of Health and Human Services. Pfizer will supply roughly 90,000 vaccines to Moderna's 72,500. Health workers exposed to COVID-19 patients, residents and staff at long-term care facilities, essential workers outside of health care fields, adults with underlying medical conditions and those 65 years or older will be among the first to receive vaccines. Health officials believe Nevada's anticipated December shipments will allow most individuals in those groups to receive vaccines.

New Hampshire

Governor Chris Sununu said earlier this month that New Hampshire could receive between 10,000 and 40,000 vaccine doses before the end of the year, with Pfizer's supply arriving in mid-December. The state expects to receive 12,675 doses of Pfizer's vaccine in an initial shipment. High-risk health care workers, long-term care facility residents and staff, and first responders are among those who will receive vaccines from those initial shipments.

New Jersey

New Jersey will receive 76,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine initial shipments, Governor Phil Murphy said Friday. Murphy tentatively noted that New Jersey could ultimately see between 300,000 and 500,000 vaccine doses by the end of December. The state's distribution plan will prioritize health care workers, emergency responders and other essential personnel during preliminary stages.

New Mexico

New Mexico anticipates its first shipment will include roughly 17,500 doses of Pfizer's vaccine. The state's interim distribution guidance indicates health care workers will receive the first vaccine doses.

New York

New York will receive 170,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced December 2. At the time, he said the state expects its first shipment to arrive on December 15 if the immunization candidate receives necessary approval. Additional shipments from Pfizer and Moderna are expected later in December. Health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities will receive the first vaccines.

North Carolina

North Carolina expects to receive around 85,000 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, which will be sent to 11 hospitals across the state. Initial vaccines will be administered to high-risk health care personnel and first responders, as well as staff at long-term care facilities. North Carolina expects close to 350,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines by the end of December.

North Dakota

North Dakota will receive an estimated 20,500 doses of Pfizer's vaccine, followed by at least 18,000 doses of Moderna's vaccine, during initial shipments. The state's interim distribution plan indicates that its first vaccines will be available to high-risk health care workers, although a specific administration approach is unclear.

Ohio

Officials estimate that Ohio's first vaccine shipment will include roughly 89,000 doses from Pfizer. About 10 percent of the initial shipment will be distributed to state hospitals, with the remainder sent to Walgreens and CVS locations for subsequent distribution to long-term care facilities. If Moderna's immunization candidate receives emergency use authorization, Ohio is expecting an additional 200,000 vaccine doses from the biotechnology company during the latter half of December. The state anticipates close to 350,000 additional vaccines, between Pfizer and Moderna, delivered just before year's end.

Oklahoma

State health officials expect 33,000 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to Oklahoma throughout the upcoming week. If Moderna's vaccine also receives approval, the company will send another 10,000 doses of its vaccine to Oklahoma closer to the end of the month. Residents and staff at long-term care facilities, as well as personnel administering vaccines to these individuals, will receive Oklahoma's initial vaccines. Health care workers who treat COVID-19 patients will follow.

Oregon

Health officials expect that Oregon will receive 147,000 initial vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna throughout December, if the immunization candidates are approved. Pfizer is due to supply about 75,000 doses over two weeks, while Moderna will provide the remainder. Oregon should receive another 120,000 of the two-dose vaccines at the end of December. Health care personnel who risk COVID-19 exposure are listed as the state's initial vaccine recipients.

Pennsylvania

Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania's health secretary, told NPR last week that officials do not know exactly how many vaccine doses will be included in the state's initial shipments. Its first vaccines will be distributed among health care workers and long-term care facility residents.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island could receive nearly 30,000 COVID-19 vaccines before the third week of December, between expected shipments from Pfizer and Moderna. According to the state's interim distribution plan, which health officials note is subject to change, high-risk health care workers and first responders will be among the first to receive vaccines in Rhode Island.

South Carolina

South Carolina anticipates that it will receive between 200,000 and 300,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines before the end of the year, according to the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control. The state will distribute initial vaccines to health care personnel, critical infrastructure and other essential workers, and people with higher risks of developing severe COVID-19.

South Dakota

South Dakota's first expected COVID-19 vaccine shipment includes 7,800 doses of Pfizer's immunization candidate. The initial phase of its distribution plan aims to vaccinate front-line health care workers assigned to emergency departments, as well as intensive care, acute care and COVID-19 hospital units. Staff at long-term care facilities will also receive priority during early vaccine administration.

Tennessee

About 56,000 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine are allocated to Tennessee for preliminary shipments. The state is set to receive 100,000 additional doses of Moderna's vaccine if its candidate is approved. Health officials plan to distribute roughly 975 vaccines from Pfizer's initial shipment to 58 hospitals across the state. County health departments and hospitals not included in the first distribution effort will receive roughly 100 doses of Moderna's vaccine later in December. South Carolina will prioritize high-risk hospital staff, home care staff, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, COVID-19 testing site staff and student health providers with its early vaccines.

Texas

Texas could receive as many as 1.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna before the end of December, according to Governor Greg Abbott. Texas will administer its first vaccines to high-risk hospital staff, long-term care facility staff, EMS workers, home health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

Utah

Utah expects to receive 154,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine in a preliminary shipment. Utah's distribution plan stipulates that health care personnel working in five hospitals that treat the highest quantities of COVID-19 patients, will receive the vaccine first.

Vermont

Vermont ordered 5,850 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, which health officials expect to arrive before the third week of December. Dr. Mark Levine, the state's health director, said its shipment from Pfizer includes both the first and second installments necessary for immunization. Vermont will prioritize high-risk health care workers and first responders during its initial phase of distribution.

Virginia

Virginia expects to receive up to 480,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines before the end of December. Its initial shipment will include upward of 72,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine, which the state will administer to high-risk health care personnel. Subsequent shipments from Pfizer and Moderna will be distributed among additional health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

Washington

Washington will receive an initial shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine by December 15, consisting of roughly 62,000 doses. The state's health secretary, John Weisman, confirmed Washington's high-risk health care workers and long-term care facility residents will be among the first groups vaccinated. Washington ultimately expects to receive nearly 220,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine, and more than 180,000 of Moderna's candidate, by the end of the month.

Washington, D.C.

The nation's capital is set to receive 6,800 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in an initial shipment, giving priority to individuals working in health care settings where risks of exposure are highest. Because the federal allocation plan bases vaccine dosages on an area's residential population, the share set aside for Washington, D.C., is lower than officials argue it should be. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a letter to members of the White House's Operation Warp Speed last week requesting that it amend the allocation to consider the size of the city's workforce.

West Virginia

West Virginia expects its initial vaccine shipments to include 60,000 doses of Pfizer's immunization, and roughly 32,600 doses of Moderna's. Governor Jim Justice said the state can order subsequent doses weekly thereafter, in smaller quantities. Health care workers, staff and residents at long-term care facilities, community infrastructure and emergency response workers, public health officials and first responders will receive West Virginia's earliest vaccines.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin health officials anticipate roughly 65,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines will be allocated to the state over the next two weeks. The state's distribution plan prioritizes front line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

Wyoming

Wyoming could initially receive 5,000 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, which the state will offer to high-risk health care workers. Governor Mark Gordon said Monday that Wyoming could additionally see up to 15,000 additional doses allocated to its residents before the end of the year.

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If COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by Pfizer and Moderna receive authorization for emergency use this month, all U.S. states will receive initial shipments based on population size. A phial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared for administration at Guy's Hospital at the start of the largest ever immunization program in U.K. history on December 8, in London. Victoria Jones/Pool / Getty Images