Here are the 10 states currently leading the way in getting the COVID-19 vaccine into Americans' arms — and the 10 states falling behind

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 29.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed across the states and territories. Only about one-third (10.3 million) of those doses have been administered. And most of those doses were given to health care workers and the staff and residents of long-term-care facilities, Fortune noted.

With only about 3% of U.S. population having received the vaccine so far, how are the individual states doing?

West Virginia is leading the way, significantly out-pacing other states with 6,177 doses administered per 100,000 residents as of Wednesday. It's followed by South Dakota (5,732 per 100K), North Dakota (5,344), Alaska (5,287), and Vermont (4,739).

The four of the bottom five are Southern states, with Alabama coming in with the worst record so far on per capita vaccinations. The Yellowhammer State has administered 1,714 doses per 100,000 residents, according to the most recent CDC data. It is followed by Georgia (1,872 per 100K), South Carolina (1,940), Nevada (2,002), and Mississippi (2,059).

Below are the 10 states doing the best and the 10 states doing the worst — so far — on per capita vaccinations, based on CDC data accessed Wednesday, Jan. 13.

10 states with greatest share of population vaccinated so far

No. 1: West Virginia
● Rate per 100,000: 6,177

No. 2: South Dakota
● Rate per 100,000: 5,732

No. 3: North Dakota
● Rate per 100,000: 5,344

No. 4: Alaska
● Rate per 100,000: 5,287

No. 5: Vermont
● Rate per 100,000: 4,739

No. 6: Connecticut
● Rate per 100,000: 4,540

No. 7: Oklahoma
● Rate per 100,000: 4,357

No. 8: Maine
● Rate per 100,000: 4,259

No. 9: Colorado
● Rate per 100,000: 4,162

No. 10: Montana
● Rate per 100,000: 4,123

10 states with smallest share of population vaccinated so far

No. 1: Alabama
● Rate per 100,000: 1,714

No. 2: Georgia
● Rate per 100,000: 1,872

No. 3: South Carolina
● Rate per 100,000: 1,940

No. 4: Nevada
● Rate per 100,000: 2,002

No. 5: Mississippi
● Rate per 100,000: 2,059

No. 6: Arizona
● Rate per 100,000: 2,126

No. 7: Idaho
● Rate per 100,000: 2,175

No. 8: California
● Rate per 100,000: 2,256

No. 9: Wisconsin
● Rate per 100,000: 2,357

No. 10: North Carolina
● Rate per 100,000: 2,545


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