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Utah is one of the top 7 states for using its COVID-19 vaccine shots

Utah ranks among the top 10 for percentage of COVID-19 vaccine shots used

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Jamie Bone, a Davis County Health Department registered nurse, prepares a syringe of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Legacy Center Indoor Arena in Farmington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. COVID-19 vaccines can stop the virus. But that doesn’t mean you’re all clear to start breathing on me again.

Jamie Bone, a Davis County Health Department registered nurse, prepares a syringe of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Legacy Center Indoor Arena in Farmington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. COVID-19 vaccines can stop the virus. But that doesn’t mean you’re all clear to start breathing on me again.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

The state of Utah ranks among the top places in the country to use its COVID-19 vaccine shots, according to Bloomberg’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Utah ranks seventh in the country for percentage of its COVID-19 shots used, ranking behind a major state like Texas, but ahead of New York and California.

Here are the top seven regions and their percentage for shots used, according to Bloomberg’s tracker.

  • North Dakota (80.9)
  • West Virginia (69.1%)
  • District of Columbia (68.8%)
  • New Mexico (67.7%)
  • South Dakota (65.2%)
  • Texas (57.7%)
  • Utah (56.9%)

Utah has distributed 319,700 vaccine doses so far with 181,792 doses administered, which shows 56.9% total have been distributed, according to the Bloomberg tracker.

As the Deseret News reported Wednesday, Utah has had about 328,380 total cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Utah has vaccinated about half as many people who have gotten COVID-19 since March.