The COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard is updated Tuesdays through Saturdays. Read the notes below to learn more about what is reflected in dashboard.
Vermont Forward percentages draw on state-level data from CDC, which includes some data not reported to the Vermont Department of Health. CDC data is more inclusive, but less detailed, than Vermont Department of Health data. CDC statewide data used for vaccination rate estimates are different from the data used in other parts of the dashboard.
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.
- Vermont COVID-19 Vaccination Rates by Race and Ethnicity, October 22, 2021
- Find more data briefs on the Resources page.
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 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Vermont Forward percentages use data from CDC, which includes some data not reported to the Vermont Department of Health. As a result, these estimates may differ from those reported elsewhere in the dashboard.
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 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.
Total people started indicates the number of people who have only received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer).
Total people completed indicates the number of people who completed all doses of the vaccine required (i.e., one for Johnson & Johnson and two for Moderna or Pfizer).
*NEW* 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.
Total people vaccinated shows the number of people who received at least one dose over time.
View county-level data by selecting an individual county. Hold down the control button on your keyboard and select multiple counties to view combined data. Click “Race/Ethnicity” or “Ethnicity” to view county vaccination rates by race/ethnicity or ethnicity.
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.
As of August 19, 2021, the New Hampshire Department of Health has administered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to an additional 0.7% of Vermont residents, and these doses are not included in data from the Vermont Immunization Registry. The counties most significantly impacted by this are Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Windham, and Windsor counties. That data indicates at least an additional 1% (Windham), 2% (Orange and Caledonia), 4% (Windsor), and 6% (Essex) of the population have received the vaccine in New Hampshire.
Non-Vermont residents who were vaccinated in Vermont are reflected in the doses administered, total people started, and total people completed numbers. They are not reflected in the county-level data or any reported percentages
Click on the top right button to view the percent of the population by age, sex, race, and ethnicity that is vaccinated.
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.
View the weekly raw data on the Vermont Open Geodata Portal.
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, except Veterans Administration
- Pharmacies – 86%
- 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 (e.g., 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.
Vermonters aged 12 and older
The number of Vermonters aged 12 and older is based on 2019 state population numbers. The figures below are the denominators used in the dashboard.
By County and Race/Ethnicity
|Race||Number of Vermonters Aged 12+|
|Black or African American||7,276|
|Native American, Indigenous or First Nation||2,174|
|Two or more races||9,235|
BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
By Age Group and Race/Ethnicity
|Age group||BIPOC||Non-Hispanic White|
By Eligibility Age Groupings
|Age groups||Number of Vermonters|
|70 - 74||33,203|
Data source: Vermont Department of Health Population numbers (2019)