CDC updates Pennsylvania’s COVID vaccination data after counting 1.2 million more doses than had actually been given out – reducing rate of shots from 84% to 81%

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  • CDC updates Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccination data after finding that 1.2 million more doses were counted than were actually given
  • This amendment brings the state’s vaccination rate from 84% to 81% for those receiving at least one COVID shot
  • According to the CDC, a total of about 18 million vaccine doses have been given in the state — more than the state’s health department’s total of 15 million.
  • While the CDC periodically revises the COVID numbers to ensure that the data is accurate, this revision is the largest adjustment of vaccination data to date.
  • Experts say accurate vaccination numbers are important for public health leaders to make informed recommendations about COVID safety

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated Pennsylvania COVID-19 vaccination data After finding out that the state had recorded about 1.2 million more doses than had actually been administered.

The amendment brings the state’s vaccination rate from 84 percent to 81 percent in Pennsylvania with at least one COVID shot.

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While the CDC periodically revises vaccination numbers and other COVID data to provide Americans with the most accurate information, this revision is by far the largest of state vaccination figures.

Experts say accurate vaccination numbers are important for public health leaders to make informed recommendations about COVID safety.

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The CDC revised the number of vaccine doses administered in Pennsylvania, which led to a drop in the state’s vaccination rate. Image: A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania resident receives his second dose of Moderna Vaccine at a public clinic, April 2021

According to the state dashboard, approximately 15 million vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania.  The CDC number is higher (18 million) because it includes supplements administered through federal programs, such as pharmacy partnerships.

According to the state dashboard, approximately 15 million vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania. The CDC number is higher (18 million) because it includes supplements administered through federal programs, such as pharmacy partnerships.

According to the CDC, as of November 23, about 70 percent of Americans have received at least one dose of the Kovid vaccine.

This includes 74 percent of the eligible population – all adults and children aged 5 years and above. This includes 82 percent of adults and almost 100 percent of senior citizens.

More than 36 million Americans have received booster shots since additional doses were first authorized for immunocompromised people in August.

While the number of people vaccinated against the coronavirus in the US has risen steadily throughout 2021, the CDC and other health agencies occasionally revise the numbers up or down after researchers identify errors in the data.

For example, in July, the governor of Utah issued an apology, noting that his office had announced that 70 percent of adults received at least one COVID-19 vaccine before this benchmark was actually hit. Was.

In fact, 67 percent of Utah residents were vaccinated at the time.

Utah’s error was caused by a problem with counting doses administered in Utah by federal agencies, including Pharmacy Partnership and Indian Health Services.

Another common source of inaccuracy of vaccination data is double-counting: misspelling names or similar errors can result in the same person being included in the vaccination record twice.

Such a mistake led to the most recent CDC revision of Pennsylvania’s vaccination data.

On Tuesday, the agency revised Pennsylvania’s vaccine dose count from about 1.2 million doses to about 19.1 million doses to 18 million.

it is more than Pennsylvania Department of Health data About 15 million doses, likely because the CDC count includes doses administered through federal programs, such as pharmacy partnerships.

According to CDC data, about 81 percent of Pennsylvania residents have now received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.

On Monday, before the revision, the number was 84 per cent — three percentage points higher.

In addition, the percentage of Pennsylvanians reported by the CDC as fully vaccinated dropped from 62 percent to 58 percent.

are state officials Doubts on CDC figuresHowever, because of discrepancies between the calculation of vaccination rates by state and federal agencies.

Following the CDC's revision, the percentage of Pennsylvanians who reported as fully vaccinated fell from 62% to 58%.  Image: A stack of vaccination record cards ready for use at a site in Blendon, Pennsylvania, April 2021

Following the CDC’s revision, the percentage of Pennsylvanians who reported as fully vaccinated fell from 62% to 58%. Image: A stack of vaccination record cards ready for use at a site in Blendon, Pennsylvania, April 2021

This revision is the largest ever adjustment of vaccination data from the CDC, According to the New York Times,

In total, the CDC has worked with states to remove nearly two million incorrectly reported doses from the agency’s count.

CDC and states collaborate on such amendments to ensure that public data is as accurate as possible.

Communications Director Barry Sissokopopo told The Times that the Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to update and refine our vaccination data throughout the Commonwealth to ensure that duplicate vaccination records are removed and that dosage classification is correct.

“This is not a practice specific to Pennsylvania and CDC is going through a similar process with other states across the country,” he said.

The CDC did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

The amendments for Pennsylvania and data from other states are an important part of providing public health leaders with accurate information to drive COVID safety policies.

Epidemiologist Dr Cindy Prince told The Times that the amendments are not due to intentional errors on the part of the state or the CDC.

“I think it’s just a process of cleaning up and making sure what’s there is accurate to the best of our ability to know,” Prince said.

Prince said vaccination rates, which report higher numbers of people getting their shots, could give states or counties a ‘false sense of trust’.

If leaders believe that a large proportion of their population has been vaccinated with the correct numbers, they may not spend the necessary resources on continuous vaccination campaigns.

For example, the CDC’s number of US seniors who have received at least …

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