Georgia’s vaccine dashboard is back online

Governor Brian Kemp, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner Georgia DPH, and U.S. Army personnel along with members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Fulton County Board of Health and Fulton County arrive for a press conference as operations get under way for Mercedes-Benz Stadium to become the largest Community Vaccination Center in the southeast serving an average of 42,000 citizens a week on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Atlanta.  Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com
Governor Brian Kemp, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner Georgia DPH, and U.S. Army personnel along with members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Fulton County Board of Health and Fulton County arrive for a press conference as operations get under way for Mercedes-Benz Stadium to become the largest Community Vaccination Center in the southeast serving an average of 42,000 citizens a week on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com

Online tool now includes vaccination rates by race, location.

The state of Georgia relaunched its COVID-19 vaccine dashboard on Tuesday, and for the first time it includes detailed demographic data for the state and its 159 counties.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) took down the dashboard March 25 citing ongoing system and data transfer issues that had delayed the agency’s ability to publish daily figures. The state continued to publish limited information such as cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered and allotted to the state, but fuller data remained off-line.

The new data now published by the state includes information by county about the age, sex, race and ethnicity of people who have received at least one dose of vaccine.

To date, more than 4.26 million doses of vaccine have been administered statewide. About 27% of Georgia residents have received at least one dose and 15% are fully vaccinated, the state dashboard shows.

About 30% of women and 23.5% of men in Georgia have received at least one dose, the DPH dashboard shows.

As some data in the state’s tracking network is self-reported or manually entered, there are gaps in some of the information. About 19% of Black residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, compared to 27% of white residents and 41% of Asian residents, according to the dashboard.

Ethnicity data appears to be less complete on the website, with “unknown” listed for more than one million individuals. The dashboard reports 11.4% of Hispanic residents of Georgia have received at least one shot. But given the large number of missing ethnicity data, it would appear to be an undercount.

In March, the federal government established a mass vaccination site at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to reach high-risk communities and improve access to racial and ethnic minorities. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced nearly $96 million in funding for Georgia to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in underserved communities.

All Georgians 16 and older are now eligible for vaccination.

Data from the CDC, which includes information from a federal pharmacy program that is not included in the Georgia dashboard, shows that Georgia ranked 50th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., in doses administered per 100,000 people as of Monday.

Georgia also has the seventh-largest surplus of available doses per 100,000 people nationally, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of CDC reported as of Monday.

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