COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

The COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard is updated weekly on Wednesdays, typically by 1:00 p.m.. Read the notes below to learn more about what is reflected in the dashboard.

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About the Dashboard Data

The data in the dashboard includes the vaccines available in Vermont (currently, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson). Data is based on date reported to the Vermont Immunization Registry and does not reflect date of vaccination. Information reflects counts reported by the end of the previous day. This data is more detailed than CDC’s state-level data, which allows us to look at differences in vaccination rates by county, race, ethnicity, age and gender. Data is subject to change.

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Data Briefs

Notes

Up to date means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and one booster dose when eligible. That includes anyone who is:

  • 12+ who has had a booster
  • 18+ who is less than 5 months past their completed Moderna series
  • 12+ who is less than 5 months past their completed Pfizer series
  • 18+ who is less than 2 months past their Johnson & Johnson dose
  • 5-11 who has completed two doses of Pfizer

Getting a second booster dose is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

Some people may be up to date but we have not yet received their vaccination record(s) (for example, those who received one or more of their doses out of state or those who received a dose today or yesterday). Some people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may appear to be up to date, and have been counted as up to date, but are not up to date if they have not received the recommended doses for those who are immunocompromised. Whether or not someone is immunocompromised is not available in the Vermont Immunization Registry.

Statewide data are shown on the “Overall” and “Statewide” tabs.

County-level data are shown on the “By County” and “By County – Additional” tabs. Hold down the control button on your keyboard and select multiple counties to view combined data.

Doses administered reflects the total number of doses that have been given to people in Vermont, or were reported to Vermont. For example, we may receive the report of a Vermont resident who was vaccinated in New Hampshire at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The dashboard defaults to showing data for Vermont residents only. If the ‘VT only’ box is unchecked, it will show all doses, including out-of-state residents who were vaccinated in and/or reported to Vermont. Doses administered to people who have passed away are included.

Percentages reported as 95% at the county-level indicate >=95%. Actual value is suppressed due to large numbers to protect individual’s health information. An additional value may also be suppressed since the total values include the true totals. The number of people reported stops increasing once the percentage reaches 95% at the county-level. At the state-level, numbers and percentages are capped at 100%. Metrics could be greater than 100% for various reasons including incomplete denominator data or potential data reporting errors.

Data are suppressed when there are fewer than six people vaccinated in a subgroup. 

Click on the ‘at least one dose,’ ‘completed,’ or ‘additional dose’ buttons to see data by those vaccine statuses. The percentages for those receiving at least one dose and those completing a vaccine series are based on population estimates for those aged 5+. Population estimates, in some cases, may underestimate or overestimate the true population number. The percentages for those receiving an additional dose are based on those aged 12+ with completed vaccine series. People who passed away prior to January 1, 2022 are not included.

At least one dose includes people aged 5+ who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

People completed indicates the number of people aged 5+ who completed all doses of the vaccine required (in other words, one for Johnson & Johnson and two for Moderna or Pfizer).

For those who received their first dose in another state AND received their second dose in Vermont for a two-dose series: If the Immunization Registry (IMR) does not have a record of their previous vaccination, some second doses may be counted as their first dose.

Additional doses include both 1) booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, and 2) additional doses of Pfizer or Moderna 28+ days after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna for individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems that were administered on or after August 13th, 2021 for people aged 12+.

For those who completed their vaccine series in another state AND received an additional or booster dose in Vermont: If the IMR does not have a record of their previous vaccinations, some booster/additional doses may be counted as part of their initial series.

Vermont residents who were vaccinated in Vermont, or were reported to Vermont, are reflected in the dashboard. For example, we may receive the report of a Vermont resident who was vaccinated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Non-Vermont residents who were vaccinated in Vermont are reflected in the following statewide numbers when the ‘VT only’ button is not selected: doses administered, total # of people receiving at least one dose, completed, or additional dose, and the type (brand) of vaccine that was administered or that they received. They are not reflected in the county-level data or any percentages (except donut charts showing type/brand of vaccine).

Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) includes Black or African American; Native American, Indigenous, or First Nation; Pacific Islander; Asian; two or more races; and Hispanic.

The categorization of male/female for some people is based on sex assignment at birth, while for others, it is based on gender. This is due to the varying sources and ways the information is reported. Sex not reported may mean the provider did not collect that information, the patient did not provide it, or the provider or the patient selected a category other than male or female. 

Age is based on a person’s age as of the start of the current quarter. For example, data reported on January 13, 2022 will be based on a person’s age as of January 1, 2022.

View the bi-weekly raw data on the Vermont Open Geodata Portal.

DATA SOURCES

The Vermont Immunization Registry (IMR) is a confidential and computerized system for maintaining immunization records. First made available to providers in July 2004, it was designed, developed, and is operated by the Vermont Department of Health. State law requires reporting to the IMR.

Information is submitted to the IMR via HL7 message, periodic files sent for import, and manual entry.

Those reporting to the IMR include:

  • Provider Offices – over 90%
  • All hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • The five largest health insurers in Vermont

 Information on vaccinations provided to Vermont residents outside of Vermont include:

  • People seeking care in New Hampshire at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • People who are vaccinated in New York

IMR staff remove duplicate records, as the same information may be submitted from multiple sources (for example, insurer and medical practice).

It is possible that an immunization might be “missing” from the registry. Due to errors in recording immunization information, an HL7 message will not be transmitted to the IMR. This does not happen often and the IMR staff conducts regular monitoring to identify these issues.

Vermont population estimates used to calculate vaccination rates are based on data published by the Vermont Health Department. 

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Vermonters aged 5 and older

The number of Vermonters aged 5 and older is based on 2019 state population numbers. The figures below are the denominators used in the dashboard. 

By County and Race/Ethnicity

County BIPOC Non-Hispanic White
Addison 2,514 32,700
Bennington 2,055 31,773
Caledonia 1,489 27,081
Chittenden 17,967 138,350
Essex 273 5,614
Franklin 2,904 43,611
Grand Isle 492 6,408
Lamoille 1,329 22,746
Orange 1,191 26,351
Orleans 1,300 24,442
Rutland 2,700 52,926
Washington 3,192 52,488
Windham 2,762 37,615
Windsor 2,870 49,803
Total 43,038 551,908

By Race

Race Number of Vermonters Aged 5+
White 561,799
Black or African American 8,134
Native American, Indigenous or First Nation 2,316
Pacific Islander 222
Two or more races 11,137
Asian 11,327

BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

By Age Group and Race/Ethnicity 

Age group BIPOC Non-Hispanic White
5-11 4,869 39,127
12-30 16,855 135,097
31-64 17,493 256,466
65+ 3,821 121,218
Total 43,038 551,908

By Eligibility Age Groupings

Age groups Number of Vermonters
5-11 43,996
12-17 40,966
18-29 103,796
30-39 73,471
40-49 71,583
50-59 88,261
60-64 47,834
65-69 42,003
70 - 74 33,203
75+ 49,833

Data source: Vermont Department of Health Population numbers (2019)