Understanding the Vaccine Age-Ineligible Population Dashboard

Children less than 16 years old are ineligible to receive either of the two vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Overall, 19.7% of the total US population is vaccine-ineligible. However, the relative size of the vaccine-ineligible population varies considerably across geographic areas, and also varies by race and ethnicity.

COVKID team members analyzed population data and have shared a scientific article on MedRXiv, a preprint server for the health sciences. You can download a free PDF of the article here:

Population Age-Ineligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in the United States:

Implications for State, County, and Race/Ethnicity Vaccination Targets


The interactive dashboards below contain data on the vaccine ineligible population by state and county. There are state maps for the three largest race/ethnicity groups (non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic Blacks). State data for additional racial/ethnic groups can be found in the PDF supplement to the article above.