When Each State Will Open COVID Vaccine Eligibility to All Adults

When Each State Will Open COVID Vaccine Eligibility to All Adults

Statistics updated as of 4/13/2021.

UPDATE: President Joe Biden announced Tuesday, April 6 that states should open COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all U.S. adults by April 19, moving up his original deadline by nearly two weeks. While the deadline is voluntary, it does apply public pressure to states that haven’t already expanded their eligibility guidelines. As of this writing, 37 of 50 states have opened vaccine appointments to the general population.


President Biden’s announcement that all Americans 16 and older will become eligible for the vaccine on May 1, 2021 prompted many states to accelerate their vaccine distribution plans. With the deadline only a month away, many adults will be able to receive their vaccine in a matter of weeks. In fact, 90% of Americans 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine by April 19.

While federal guidance puts the vaccine within reach of all American adults May 1, each state is conducting its own distribution and has chosen the date on which all individuals aged 16 and older will become eligible for the vaccine. Read on to learn about the accelerated distribution plan in your state. 

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Eligibility by State

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StateAgeHigh-risk adultsUniversal Eligibility Date
Alabama16+YesApril 5
Alaska16+YesMarch 9
Arizona16+YesMarch 24
Arkansas16+YesMarch 30
California16+YesApril 15
Colorado16+YesApril 2
Connecticut16+April 1
Delaware50+YesApril 6
Florida16+YesApril 5
Georgia16+YesMarch 25
Hawaii60+YesApril 19
Idaho16+YesApril 5
Illinois18+YesApril 12
Indiana16+YesMarch 31
Iowa16+YesApril 5
Kansas16+YesMarch 29
Kentucky18+YesApril 5
Louisiana16+YesMarch 29
Maine16+YesApril 7
Maryland55+YesApril 19
Massachusetts60+YesApril 19
Michigan16+YesApril 5
Minnesota16+YesMarch 30
Mississippi16+YesMarch 16
Missouri65+YesApril 9
Montana16+YesApril 1
Nebraska18+YesApril 5
Nevada16+YesApril 5
New Hampshire16+YesApril 2
New Jersey65+YesApril 19
New Mexico16+YesApril 5
New York30+YesApril 6
North Carolina16+YesApril 7
North Dakota16+YesMarch 29
Ohio16+YesMarch 29
Oklahoma16+YesMarch 29
Oregon65+YesApril 19
Pennsylvania65+YesApril 19
Rhode Island60+YesApril 19
South Carolina16+YesMarch 31
South Dakota16+YesApril 5
Tennessee16+YesApril 5
Texas16+YesMarch 29
Utah16+YesMarch 24
Vermont50+YesApril 19
Virginia65+YesApril 18
Washington65+YesApril 15
Washington, DC65+YesApril 19
West Virginia16+YesMarch 22
Wisconsin16+YesApril 5
Wyoming16+YesMarch 31

Alabama

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28.7% of Alabama residents have received their first vaccine dose. 17.2% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Alabama residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


Alaska

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38.6% of Alaska residents have received their first vaccine dose. 30.4% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Alaska residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 9, 2021.


Arizona

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35.4% of Arizona residents have received their first vaccine dose. 22.2% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Arizona residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 24, 2021.


Arkansas

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31.6% of Arkansas residents have received their first vaccine dose. 19.1% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Arizona residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 30, 2021.


California

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39.1% of California residents have received their first vaccine dose. 21.6% of residents have completed vaccination.

All California residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 15, 2021.


Colorado

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38.8% of Colorado residents have received their first vaccine dose. 23.1% of residents have completed vaccination.

Colorado is currently vaccinating all individuals age 50 and older, people with conditions that put them at risk for life-threatening complications and some front-line workers.


Connecticut

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45.0% of Connecticut residents have received their first vaccine dose. 28.6% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Connecticut residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 1, 2021.


Delaware

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38.7% of Delaware residents have received their first vaccine dose. 22.1% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Delaware residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 6, 2021.


Florida

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35.2% of Florida residents have received their first vaccine dose. 21.7% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Florida residents above the age of 16 became eligible for the vaccine on April 5.


Georgia

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30.6% of Georgia residents have received their first vaccine dose. 16.4% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Georgia residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 25, 2021.


Hawaii

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37.1% of Hawaii residents have received their first vaccine dose. 25.7% of residents have completed vaccination.

Hawaii is currently vaccinating individuals 65 and older, health care workers, select essential workers, individuals ages 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions and those on dialysis.

All Hawaii residents aged 16 and up will become eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


Idaho

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31.1% of Idaho residents have received their first vaccine dose. 21.4% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Idaho residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


Illinois

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39.1% of Illinois residents have received their first vaccine dose. 22.6% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Illinois residents became eligible for the vaccine April 12, 2021.


Indiana

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31.3% of Indiana residents have received their first vaccine dose. 21.0% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Indiana residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 31, 2021.


Iowa

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38.3% of Iowa residents have received their first vaccine dose. 25.5% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Iowa residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


Kansas

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37.9% of Kansas residents have received their first vaccine dose. 23.2% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Kansas residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 29, 2021.


Kentucky

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36.4% of Kentucky residents have received their first vaccine dose. 24.1% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Kentucky residents became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


Louisiana

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29.9% of Louisiana residents have received their first vaccine dose. 21.2% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Louisiana residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 29, 2021.


Maine

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45.2% of Maine residents have received their first vaccine dose. 29.6% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Maine residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 7, 2021.


Maryland

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39.5% of Maryland residents have received their first vaccine dose. 24.8% of residents have completed vaccination.

Maryland is currently vaccinating individuals 60 and older, those 16 and older with a condition that puts them at high risk for life-threatening complications, health care workers, long-term care residents and staff, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel, K-12 teachers and education staff, hospital residents and select essential workers.

All Maryland residents aged 16 and up become eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


Massachusetts

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44.5% of Massachusetts residents have received their first vaccine dose. 26.2% of residents have completed vaccination.

Massachusetts is currently vaccinating adults age 60 and older, health care workers, first responders, individuals with two or more medical conditions that put them at risk for life-threatening complications, long-term care facility residents and staff, low income and affordable senior housing residents and staff, residents and staff of congregate care settings, educators, school staff and childcare workers and select essential workers.

All Massachusetts residents aged 16 and up become eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


Michigan

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35.7% of Michigan residents have received their first vaccine dose. 23.3% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Michigan residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


Minnesota

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39.7% of Minnesota residents have received their first vaccine dose. 26.3% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Minnesota residents 16 and older became eligible for the vaccine March 30, 2021.


Mississippi

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28.1% of Mississippi residents have received their first vaccine dose. 19.4% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Mississippi residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 16, 2021.


Missouri

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32.0% of Missouri residents have received their first vaccine dose. 21.0% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Missouri residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 9, 2021.


Montana

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36.7% of Montana residents have received their first vaccine dose. 25.1% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Montana residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 1, 2021.


Nebraska

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38.3% of Nebraska residents have received their first vaccine dose. 25.1% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Nebraska residents 16 and older became eligible for the vaccine by April 5.


Nevada

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34.1% of Nevada residents have received their first vaccine dose. 21.6% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Nevada residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


New Hampshire

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53.3% of New Hampshire residents have received their first vaccine dose. 25.5% of residents have completed vaccination.

All New Hampshire residents 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 2, 2021.


New Jersey

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42.8% of New Jersey residents have received their first vaccine dose. 26.9% of residents have completed vaccination.

New Jersey is currently vaccinating adults 65 and older, those 16 and older with conditions that put them at risk for life-threatening complications, health care workers, first responders, long-term care residents and staff, some educators and school staff and childcare workers, transportation workers, public safety workers and other front-line essential workers.

All New Jersey residents 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


New Mexico

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45.1% of New Mexico residents have received their first vaccine dose. 29.8% of residents have completed vaccination.

All New Mexico residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5.


New York

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39.8% of New York residents have received their first vaccine dose. 25.9% of residents have completed vaccination.

All individuals 16 and older became eligible for the vaccine April 6, 2021.


North Carolina

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34.3% of North Carolina residents have received their first vaccine dose. 21.8% of residents have completed vaccination.

All individuals 16 and older became available April 7, 2021.


North Dakota

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36.8% of North Dakota residents have received their first vaccine dose. 27.1% of residents have completed vaccination.

All North Dakota residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 29, 2021.


Ohio

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35.8% of Ohio residents have received their first vaccine dose. 23.2% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Ohio residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 29, 2021.


Oklahoma

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35.7% of Oklahoma residents have received their first vaccine dose. 24.0% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Oklahoma residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 29, 2021.


Oregon

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35.9% of Oregon residents have received their first vaccine dose. 22.7% of residents have completed vaccination.

Oregon is currently vaccinating individuals 65 and older, health care personnel, long-term care facility residents and staff, K-12 educators, school staff and childcare providers, adults 45 and older with a health condition that puts them at risk for life-threatening compilations, those experiencing homelessness, migrant and seasonal farm workers, people currently displaced by wildfires and select other groups.

All Oregon residents aged 16 and up become eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


Pennsylvania

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40.1% of Pennsylvania residents have received their first vaccine dose. 23.3% of residents have completed vaccination.

Pennsylvania is currently vaccinating adults 65 and older, those 16 and older with conditions that put them at risk for life-threatening complications, health care personnel and long-term care facility residents and staff.

All Pennsylvania residents aged 16 and up become eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


Rhode Island

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41.8% of Rhode Island residents have received their first vaccine dose. 29.5% of residents have completed vaccination.

Rhode Island is currently vaccinating individuals 60 and older, those 16 and older with conditions that put them at risk for life-threatening complications, health care workers, residents and staff of congregate settings, teachers and school staff and additional essential workers.

All Rhode Island residents aged 16 and up become eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


South Carolina

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32.8% of South Carolina residents have received their first vaccine dose. 20.7% of residents have completed vaccination.

All South Carolina residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 31, 2021.


South Dakota

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41.3% of South Dakota residents have received their first vaccine dose. 28.6% of residents have completed vaccination.

All South Dakota residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


Tennessee

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30.4% of Tennessee residents have received their first vaccine dose. 18.3% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Tennessee residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


Texas

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32.8% of Texas residents have received their first vaccine dose. 20.2% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Texas residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 29, 2021.


Utah

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33.1% of Utah residents have received their first vaccine dose. 17.1% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Utah residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 24, 2021.


Vermont

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43.1% of Vermont residents have received their first vaccine dose. 27.8% of residents have completed vaccination.

Vermont is currently vaccinating individuals 50 and older, those 16 and older with a condition that puts them at risk for life-threatening complications, health care personnel, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, school staff, childcare workers and some public safety workers.

Individuals above the age of 40 and 30 will become available April 5 and April 12, respectively. All Vermont residents aged 16 and up become eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


Virginia

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39.4% of Virginia residents have received their first vaccine dose. 23.4% of residents have completed vaccination.

Virginia is currently vaccinating adults 65 and older, people 16 and older with conditions that put them at risk for life-threatening complications, health care personnel, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, individuals living in congregate care settings and some essential workers.

All Virginia residents aged 16 and up become eligible for the vaccine April 18, 2021.


Washington

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37.6% of Washington residents have received their first vaccine dose. 24.4% of residents have completed vaccination.

Washington is currently vaccinating individuals 65 and older, those 16 and older with a condition that puts them at high risk for severe complications, individuals 50 and older who live in multi-generational households, workers in health care settings, residents or staff of long-term care facilities, and some high-risk critical workers in settings such as corrections, education and public transit.

All Virginia residents aged 16 and up become eligible for the vaccine April 15, 2021.


Washington, DC

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36.9% of District of Columbia residents have received their first vaccine dose. 20.4% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Washington DC residents will become eligible for the vaccine April 19, 2021.


West Virginia

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33.7% of West Virginia residents have received their first vaccine dose. 24.4% of residents have completed vaccination.

All West Virginia residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine March 22, 2021.


Wisconsin

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39.9% of Wisconsin residents have received their first vaccine dose. 25.9% of residents have completed vaccination.

All Wisconsin residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine April 5, 2021.


Wyoming

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31.4% of Wyoming residents have received their first vaccine dose. 23.2% of residents have completed vaccination.

Wyoming is currently vaccinating adults 50 years and older, individuals with conditions that put them at risk for life-threatening complications, health care workers, select front-line workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, individuals who live in group settings, individuals experiencing homelessness and caregivers of people who are medically vulnerable.


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