Last Updated: Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m.
Here are the latest Covid-19 vaccination numbers as of Tuesday, February 22.
In Flagler County, 19,618 people have received at least one of the two required shots, and 7,001 have received both shots.
So far, 17.1 percent of the county’s population has been inoculated with at least one shot, which in itself provides significant protection from severe complications from Covid-19. So far 16,500 of Flagler County’s 36,500 people who are 65 and over have been vaccinated with at least one shot, representing 45.2 percent of the local population of 65 and over, up from 41.2 percent near the end of last week. That’s a somewhat higher proportion than in the state as a whole, where 41.7 percent of those 65 and over have been inoculated at least once.
In Florida, 2.7 million people have received at least one shot, or 12.6 percent of the population, and 1.4 million have received both shots, or 6.5 percent, up from 5.7 percent near the end of last week. A total of 4.1 million doses have been administered statewide,
including 471,017 in the past seven days, an average of 67,288 shots per day statewide, according to the Florida Department of Health. Florida ranks 27th in the rate of inoculation among American states and the District of Columbia.
In Flagler in the last seven days, 4,235 first or second doses have been administered at all locations–those run by the Flagler Health Department, Publix, AdventHealth Palm Coast and pharmacies inoculating residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes–for an average of 605 shots per day. In the past seven days, 1,909 people in Flagler County have completed their two-dose series.
“This week is expected to be our busiest week for administering vaccines to Flagler County residents,” Bob Snyder, director of Flagler County Health Department, said on Sunday. “We have activity happening every day through Saturday.”
He said the waiting list that once numbered 12,000 Flagler residents is near depletion. “We should be very close to vaccinating 50% of our seniors over 65 by end of week.”
In the United States, 13 percent of the population has received at least one shot, 5.9 percent has received both. That places the United States in fourth place worldwide in the rate of vaccination, behind Israel, which has vaccinated 87 percent of its population with at least one shot (not including Palestinians under Israeli occupation), the United Arab Emirates (56 percent), and Great Britain (27 percent), according to Oxford University’s Our World in Data (see below).
The nation was inoculating just under 200,000 people per day in late December. The seven-day average was up to 900,000 a day by Jan. 20. It is now 1.6 million per day, exceeding the goal of 1.5 million per day President Biden set in order to have 100 million people inoculated in his first 100 days. At the current pace, half the population of the United States will be vaccinated with at least one dose by July 19, 70 percent by Oct. 6, and 90 percent by Christmas Day, according to projections based on figures by the Centers for Disease Control.
- Coronavirus Vaccination Worldwide
- The latest Flagler and Florida vaccination report
- CDC Covid vaccine data tracker